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misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
consolidation - unification; process of becoming firmer or stronger; V. consolidate: merge; strengthen
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
gaunt - lean and angular; thin and bony; emaciated; barren
historic - important in history; Ex. historic battle
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
vociferous - clamorous; noisy; V. vociferate: cry out loudly (when complaining)