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myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
hyperbole - exaggeration; overstatement; ADJ. hyperbolic: of hyperbole; of a hyperbola
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
scenario - plot outline; screenplay(script for a movie); opera libretto; outline of possible future events
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
tranquillity - calmness; peace
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved