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sidereal - relating to stars; Ex. sidereal day
sledge - large sled drawn by work animals
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
quell - suppress; put an end to; put down forcibly; extinguish; quiet; Ex. ``Army Quells Rebellion'' in newspaper; CF. kill
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
minuscule - (miniscule) extremely small
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive