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contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
whit - small amount; smallest speck; Ex. not a whit of
uproarious - marked by commotion or uproar; very noisy (esp. with laughter); hilarious; causing loud laughter; extremely funny
indecisive - marked by indecision; inconclusive; Ex. indecisive battle
slake - satisfy (thirst); quench; sate
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
homeostasis - tendency of a system or organism to maintain relative stability or internal equilibrium; CF. homeo-: constant; Ex. homeotherm
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression