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Word: shunt

Definition: move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.


More Vocab Words

::: swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
::: whelp - young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.
::: encircle - surround
::: austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
::: caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
::: proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
::: indecisive - marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
::: altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
::: criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion