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unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
cipher - nonentity; worthless person or thing; zero; secret code; V.
swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
concave - hollow; curved inwards; OP. convex