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orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
amoral - nonmoral; having no understanding of right and wrong
revert - relapse; backslide; turn back to; return to the former owner; N. reversion
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
enact - make (a bill) into law
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description
diverge - vary; go in different directions from the same point; ADJ. divergent: differing; deviating
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole