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chicanery - trickery; deception
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
subversive - tending to overthrow or ruin; V. subvert: overthrow completely (an established system); destroy completely; CF. undermine ?
rotundity - roundness; sonorousness of speech
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
withstand - stand up against; resist successfully
chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
shuffle - mix together; jumble; move (something) from one place to another; slide (the feet) along the ground while walking; Ex. shuffle papers from one pile to another; N.
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens