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shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
foreshadow - give an indication beforehand; be a sign of (what is coming); portend; prefigure
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
halfhearted - exhibiting little interest or enthusiasm
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
bacchanalian - drunken
sultry - (of weather) hot; sweltering; sensual; voluptuous
transient - staying for a short time; momentary; temporary; N: one that is transient