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propensity - natural inclination
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
compunction - remorse; strong uneasiness caused by guilt
recreant - disloyal; cowardly; N: disloyal and cowardly person
tawny - brownish yellow
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
flux - flowing; series of changes; fluctuation; Ex. in a state of flux
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas