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::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
::: contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
::: deterrent - something that discourages or deters
::: ferment - agitation; commotion(noisy and excited activity); unrest (of a political kind); V. produce by fermentation; undergo fermentation; cause (a state of trouble)
::: judicious - sound on judgment; wise
::: perspicuity - clearness of expression; freedom from ambiguity
::: paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
::: ecosystem - ecological community together with its environment
::: gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
::: profound - deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity