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::: wizened - shriveled; withered; Ex. wizened apple/old lady
::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
::: lunatic - insane; Ex. lunatic asylum
::: nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
::: florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
::: mountebank - charlatan; boastful pretender
::: machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
::: irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
::: whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy