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fundamental - basic; primary; essential
pliant - flexible; easily influenced
transitory - transient; impermanent; fleeting; N. transitoriness
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
paranoia - psychosis marked by delusions of grandeur or persecution; N: ADJ: paranoid, paranoiac
circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
defection - desertion