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sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
profound - deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
anarchist - person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority
beneficiary - person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
catechism - book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)