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::: advocacy - support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
::: ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
::: grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
::: libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
::: entice - lure; persuade to do (something wrong); attract; tempt
::: 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
::: waft - move gently (in air or in seas) by wind or waves; Ex. leaves wafting past the window
::: nadir - lowest point; point on the celestial sphere diametrically opposite the zenith
::: anguish - acute pain; extreme suffering
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander