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stoic - stoical; impassive; unmoved by joy or grief; N. CF. stoicism
quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
omnivorous - eating both plant and animal food; devouring everything
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
bogus - counterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview
perceptive - insightful; showing a good ability at perceiving and understanding; aware; wise; of perception
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
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