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tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous
askew - crookedly; slanted; at an angle
convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
benison - blessing
ravage - devastate; plunder; despoil; Ex. crops ravaged by storms
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
motto - brief statement used to express a principle
hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)