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::: slander - defamation; utterance of false and malicious statements; V. ADJ. slanderous
::: entourage - group of attendants; retinue; CF. surround
::: shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
::: disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
::: prophetic - of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet
::: stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
::: provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
::: consternation - great shock; dismay
::: 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
::: fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness