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mammoth - gigantic; enormous
emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
aspersion - slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on
trifling - trivial; unimportant
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
espouse - adopt; support (an idea or aim); marry; N. espousal