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chalice - goblet; consecrated cup
sledge - large sled drawn by work animals
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
granulate - form into grains or granules; N. granule: grain or particle
polemical - (polemic) aggressive in verbal attack; disputatious (rather than simply expressing opinions)
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist