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ovation - enthusiastic applause
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
annotate - comment; make explanatory notes
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
ascribe - refer; attribute; assign
contrived - unnatural and forced; artificial; not spontaneous; Ex. The ending was rather contrived.
endear - make beloved; Ex. endear her to everyone; ADJ. dear: loved; cherished; high-priced