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mammoth - gigantic; enormous
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
hierarchy - arrangement by rank or standing; authoritarian body divided into ranks; body of persons having authority
disapprobation - disapproval; condemnation
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
jaunty - cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance; Ex. jaunty person/hat
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate