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addiction - compulsive habitual need
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
ponderous - having great weight; weighty; unwieldy; lacking lightness; dull; Ex. ponderous body/style of writing
embellish - adorn; ornament; enhance as a story (by adding fictitious details)
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
authenticate - prove genuine
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
regime - method of system or government
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large