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ignominy - deep disgrace; shame or dishonor; ADJ. ignominious; Ex. ignominous defeat
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
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
vernal - pertaining to spring
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
entrance - put under a spell(condition caused by magical power); carry away(fill with strong feeling) with emotion; put into a trance; fill with delight