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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
vagrant - wandering from place to place; roving; stray; moving in a random fashion; Ex. vagrant thoughts; N. vagrancy
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
devise - think up; invent; plan; bequeath; N: bequest
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered