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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
vortex - whirlwind; whirlpool; center of turbulence; predicament into which one is inexorably plunged
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
mirth - merriment; laughter
momentum - quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
amble - walking at an easy unhurried pace; V: walk slowly and aimlessly
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid