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prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
groom - man employed to take care of horses; V: make neat and trim; clean and brush (an animal)
bargain - agreement between two groups or people; something for sale at a price advantageous to the buyer; V: negotiate; trade; Ex. bargaining power
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
trickster - person who cheats people
chaffing - bantering; joking
deprecate - express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory
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
caprice - whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
generality - vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people