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unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
conviction - judgment that someone is guilty of a crime; strongly held belief
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
compound - combine; produce by combining; increase; make worse by adding to or increasing; exacerbate; Ex. compound an error; ADJ: consisting of two or more parts; N: combination of two or more parts; area enclosed by a wall containing a group of buildings; Ex. factory compound; CF. complex
amorphous - formless; lacking shape or definition
enliven - make lively or spirited; animate