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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
abash - embarrass
thwart - block or hinder; baffle; frustrate
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
ingrained - deeply established; firmly rooted; Ex. ingrained dirt/prejudice
exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
monochrome - painting in only one color; ADJ.
stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book