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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
verisimilitude - appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth
flowery - full of flowers; full of ornate expressions
terminology - terms used in a science or art; study of nomenclature
proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
penitent - repentant; N.
nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
terrestrial - on or relating to the earth