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deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
wizardry - sorcery; magic
disgorge - surrender something (stolen); eject; vomit; OP. gorge
exposure - risk, particularly of being exposed to disease or to the elements; unmasking; act of laying something open; Ex. exposure of governmental corruption
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
inamorata - woman whom a man loves