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contrive - invent or fabricate in a clever way (by improvisation); manage; Ex. contrive to attract his attention
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
sleigh - large vehicle drawn by a horse over snow or ice
impassable - not able to be traveled or crossed
gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
maelstrom - violent whirlpool; violent or tublent situation; CF. stream