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filibuster - block legislation or prevent action in a lawmaking body by making very slow long speeches; N; freebooter
engulf - surround and swallow up
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
distinct - clearly different; clearly noticed
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
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
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
potential - expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth
bilk - swindle; cheat
surpass - exceed