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prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
earthy - unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
prohibitive - so high as to prohibit purchase or use; tending to prevent the purchase or use of something; prohibiting; inclined to prevent or forbid; Ex. prohibitive tax
hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
hummock - small hill; hillock
omniscient - all-knowing