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::: sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
::: elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
::: genre - particular variety of art or literature
::: repository - storehouse
::: derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
::: impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
::: exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
::: append - attach
::: memorial - something, such as a monument or holiday, intended to honor the memory of a person or event; ADJ: commemorative
::: vegetate - live in a monotonous way (without interests or activity); CF. vegetation: plants of an area; CF. vegetarian; CF. vegan