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travesty - copy or example of something that completely misrepresents the true nature of the real thing; comical parody or imitation; treatment aimed at making something appear ridiculous; Ex. travesty of justice; OP. paragon
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
perquisite - (perk) any gain above stipulated salary; Ex. perquisites such as free meals and a car
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
fuddle - make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
resound - (of a place) be filled with sound; (of a sound) sound loudly; sound back; echo; Ex. hall resounded with laughter
rampant - growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed
impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism