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loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
pang - sudden sharp feeling of pain
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
lassitude - languor; weariness; listlessness
bludgeon - club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
appellation - name; title
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
refute - disprove; prove to be false; N. refutation