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::: misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
::: fringe - decorative edge of hanging threads; edge
::: refraction - bending of a ray of light
::: quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
::: humdrum - dull; monotonous
::: indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
::: pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
::: hovel - shack; small wretched house