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::: oculist - physician who specializes in treatment of the eyes
::: affiliation - joining; associating with
::: embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
::: carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
::: expropriate - take possession of (often for public use and without payment)
::: 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
::: responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
::: bane - posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
::: countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
::: paramour - illicit lover