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::: anathema - solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse; V. anathematize
::: mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: regimen - prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
::: 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
::: tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
::: decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
::: percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
::: cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
::: boorish - rude; insensitive