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makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
surmise - guess; N.
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
unexceptionable - entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
antiquated - obsolete; old-fashioned; outdated
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate
subaltern - subordinate
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
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