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shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs
jibe - agree; be in harmony with; gibe
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal
willowy - flexible; pliant; slender; CF. willow
tutelage - guardianship; training; function of a tutor; instruction
unfetter - liberate; free from chains; V. unfetter
glutton - someone who eats too much; ADJ. gluttonous: given to gluttony; greedy; CF. gluttony: habit of eating too much
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars