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tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
caprice - whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
ashen - ash-colored; deadly pale
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
equable - tranquil; of even calm temper; (of temperature) steady; uniform
alluvial - pertaining to soil deposits left by running water
enormity - hugeness (in a bad sense); excessive wickedness; Ex. enormity of the crime; ADJ. enormous
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference