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pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
histrionic - theatrical; excessively dramatic or emotional; affected; of actors or acting; N. histrionics: histrionic behavior
tranquillity - calmness; peace
prevail - be widespread; triumph over; gain victory; prevail on: persuade; induce; Ex. Justice has prevailed; Ex. prevail on someone to do something
colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken