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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
stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
progenitor - ancestor
conception - beginning; forming of an idea; fertilization; V. conceive: form an idea in the mind; devise; become pregnant; CF. inception
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion
orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
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