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perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
kernel - central or vital part; core; whole seed (as of corn)
tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
prank - mischievous trick
provisional - tentative; temporary
unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
chameleon - lizard that changes color in different situations
substantial - of substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea