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travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
discompose - disturb the composure of; confuse
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
tipple - drink (alcoholic beverages) frequently; N: alcoholic drink
impudence - impertinence; insolence
kindred - related; belonging to the same group; similar in nature or character; Ex. kindred languages; N: relative; kin; kinship
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.