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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
squander - waste; spend foolishly
fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
feign - pretend
momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
remission - temporary moderation (of disease symptoms); remitting of a debt or punishment; cancelation of a debt; pardon; Ex. The disease went into remission; Ex. Christians pray for the remission of sins.
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
burnish - make shiny by rubbing; polish