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complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
disheveled - untidy (of hair or clothing); V. dishevel
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
comatose - in a coma; extremely sleepy
verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
transmute - transform; change; convert to something different
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
billowing - swelling out in waves; surging