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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
drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
buffoon - stupid person; clown
nonplus - put at a loss; bring to a halt by confusion; perplex; CF. no more
pacify - soothe; make calm or quiet; subdue; bring peace to
myopic - nearsighted; lacking foresight; N. myopia
sluggish - lazy; slow; inactive; lethargic; CF. slug: nail with no shell
sleazy - shabby and dirty; flimsy; insubstantial; Ex. sleazy back-street hotel/fabric
oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
haunt - (of a spirit) visit (a place); come to mind continually; visit (a place) regularly; frequent; Ex. haunted house; Ex. haunted by his last words; N: place much frequented