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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.
repugnance - disgust; strong dislike; loathing; ADJ. repugnant: arousing disgust; repulsive
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
circumscribe - limit; confine; draw a line around
corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
lagoon - shallow body of water or lake near a sea; lake separated from a sea by sandbars or coral reefs
dire - warning of disaster; disastrous; (of needs and dangers) very great; urgent; Ex. dire prediction/need of food
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.