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perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
irrevocable - unalterable; irreversible; impossible to revoke
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
repercussion - rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
regimen - prescribed course of diet or exercise; prescribed diet and habits; Ex. daily regimen of a dancer
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation