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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
convene - come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council
diligence - steadiness of effort; persistent hard work
viand - food; CF. live
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise