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litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
sectarian - of a sect; narrow-minded; parochial; N: member of a sect; narrow-minded person
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
clairvoyant - having foresight; fortuneteller; N. clairvoyance