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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
singular - being only one; individual; unique; extraordinary; odd; Ex. singular beauty/behavior
magistrate - official with power to administer the law
compulsion - compelling; strong desire that is difficult to control; irresistible impulse
impenetrable - not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy
opportune - timely; well-chosen
milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
amend - correct; change ; generally for the better