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discordant - not harmonious; conflicting
cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
deft - neat; skillful
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone