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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
expiate - make amends for (a sin)
zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
transcribe - copy; write a copy of; N. transcription
buccaneer - pirate
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
continence - self-restraint; sexual chastity; sexual abstinence; voluntary control over bladder and bowel functions; ADJ. continent