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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
muggy - (of weather) warm and damp
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
turgid - swollen; distended (as from liquid)
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
figurine - small ornamental statuette(very small statue)
pachyderm - thick-skinned animal