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menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
legacy - gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
purgatory - place of spiritual expiation; temporary state or place in which the souls must expiate their sins
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
profound - deep; not superficial; complete; Ex. profound thinker/remark/silence/deafness; N. profundity
callow - youthful; immature; inexperienced
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
mutilate - maim; injure lastingly; deprive of a limb or an essential part
nominal - in name only; of a name; trifling; (of a sum of money) very small; CF. nominate: propose as a candidate; appoint