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sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
torque - twisting force; force producing rotation
frolic - play and jump about happily; frisk; Ex. frolicking young lambs
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
suavity - urbanity; polish; ADJ. suave: smooth and courteous
lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
hibernate - sleep throughout the winter; N. hibernation
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
diminution - lessening; reduction in size; V. diminish