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wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
impecunious - without money
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
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
flagrant - conspicuously wicked, bad, or offensive; blatant; outrageous
reverend - deserving reverence; N: priest
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed