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::: convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
::: irreverence - lack of proper respect or reverence; ADJ. irreverent
::: berserk - mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
::: belligerent - quarrelsome
::: allocate - assign; set apart for a particular purpose
::: disenfranchise - disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise
::: milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
::: ciliated - having minute hairs; CF. cilium; CF. cilia: eyelash
::: palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
::: 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