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::: gargoyle - waterspout carved in grotesque figures on a building
::: appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
::: wrangle - quarrel noisily; obtain through arguing; herd cattle; N.
::: contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
::: gnarled - twisted
::: emissary - agent (sent on a mission to represent another); messenger
::: heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
::: loathe - detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
::: tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
::: incumbent - obligatory; imposed as an obligation; currently holding an office; N: person who holds an office