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::: mangle - tear or cut to pieces; mutilate or disfigure; Ex. badly mangled bodies
::: aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
::: rift - narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
::: polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
::: primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
::: quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
::: douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
::: instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
::: careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
::: mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer