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automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
delirium - mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
airy - of air; high in the air; lofty; immaterial; unreal
chicanery - trickery; deception
hirsute - hairy; having a lot of hair
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation