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embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
surmise - guess; N.
girth - distance around something; circumference
allay - calm; pacify
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
exacting - extremely demanding; Ex. exacting standard of safety
mishap - unfortunate accident
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel