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::: sacrilegious - desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
::: sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
::: dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
::: acidulous - slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic
::: perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
::: flush - redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
::: decipher - decode; CF. indecipherable
::: contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly
::: mandatory - obligatory; compulsory; of a mandate