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perfidious - treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery
torpor - lethargy; sluggishness; dormancy; ADJ. torpid: lethargic; lazy; inactive; (of an animal) dormant; hibernating
categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
brunt - main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
congruent - in agreement; harmonious; corresponding; coinciding exactly; CF. congruous
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
nuance - shade of slight difference in meaning or color; subtle distinction