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livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
apprehensive - fearful; discerning
dogmatic - opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
havoc - widespread damage; disorder; chaos
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly