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swindler - cheater
brittle - hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
jaunt - trip; short journey
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
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
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress