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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
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
pretentious - ostentatious; showy; pompous; making unjustified claims; overambitious; Ex. pretentious films that claim to be art
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
abominate - loathe; hate
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
ruminant - animal that ruminates; ADJ.
vulpine - like a fox; crafty