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convoluted - coiled around; twisted; involved; complicated; intricate; complex; N. convolution: twist; one of the convex folds of the surface of the brain
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
bouillon - clear beef (or meat) soup
generality - vague statement; general statement which is not detailed; quality of being general; greater part; most; Ex. generality of people
rococo - ornate; highly decorated; N. CF. 18th century
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
wily - crafty; cunning; artful; N. wile: deceitful stratagem
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
spectrum - colored band produced when a beam of light passes through a prism; broad and continuous range; Ex. whole spectrum of modern thoughts