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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
inclined - tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
incommodious - not spacious; inconvenient
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
sartorial - pertaining to tailors or tailoring; Ex. a man of great sartorial elegance; CF. sartor: tailor
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic