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::: writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain
::: cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
::: synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
::: authoritarian - subordinating the individual to the state; completely dominating another's will; Ex. authoritarian regime/father
::: quandary - dilemma; state of uncertainty; Ex. She is in a quandary about whether to go.
::: abbreviate - shorten
::: coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
::: dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
::: despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
::: fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated