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ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
cacophonous - discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
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
appraise - estimate value of; N. appraisal
fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
improvise - compose on the spur of the moment
dominate - control; rule; enjoy a commanding position in; overlook from a height;