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odyssey - long, eventful, adventurous journey
mountebank - charlatan; boastful pretender
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
dour - sullen; gloomy; stubborn
bureaucracy - overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
crux - essential or main point; Ex. the crux of the problem; ADJ. crucial: of deciding importance
invoke - call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin
compensatory - making up for; repaying
pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance