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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
decorous - proper (in behavior, conduct, or appearance)
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
libretto - text of an opera or oratorio; CF. book
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic
nocturnal - done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
rehabilitate - restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
tonsure - shaving of the head especially by person entering religious orders; V.