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prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
protagonist - leader or noticeable supporter of an idea; chief character in a play or story
vagrant - wandering from place to place; roving; stray; moving in a random fashion; Ex. vagrant thoughts; N. vagrancy
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
elicit - draw out fact or information (by discussion or from someone)
dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
mannerism - distinctive behavioral trait; affected style in art (according to a set of styles)
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
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