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tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
chicanery - trickery; deception
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile