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masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
torque - twisting force; force producing rotation
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
gust - strong abrupt rush of wind; V. CF. bluster
perfunctory - done routinely and with little care; superficial; not thorough; lacking interest, care, or enthusiasm; Ex. perfunctory kiss
staid - serious and sedate; sober; Ex. staid during the funeral ceremony
succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate