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anthropoid - manlike; resembling a human being; N.
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
defiance - refusal to yield; resistance; V. defy; ADJ. defiant
peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
drastic - strong; violent and severe; Ex. drastic changes/measures
diversion - act of turning aside; pastime; V. divert: turn aside from a course; distract; amuse
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
institutionalize - make into an institution; put or confine in an institution
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry