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vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
multilingual - having many languages; fluent in several languages
strut - pompous walk; V: walk in a self-important manner
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
malapropism - comic misuse of a word; CF. Mrs. Malaprop
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
exacerbate - worsen; aggravate; embitter
refurbish - renovate; make clean, bright, or fresh (make new) again; make bright by polishing; Ex. refurbish an old theater; CF. furbish: polish
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