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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
perforate - pierce; put a hole through
fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
arboreal - of or living in trees
exhale - breathe out; OP. inhale
habitat - natural home of a plant or animal; CF. habitation
daunt - intimidate; frighten; discourage; dishearten
apothegm - (apophthegm) pithy, compact saying
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry