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beeline - direct quick route
irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
accommodate - oblige or help someone; adjust or bring into harmony; adapt; make enough space for; ADJ. accommodative; CF. accomodating: helpful and obliging
collected - composed; calm; self-possessed
skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.