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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
memorialize - commemorate
defalcate - embezzle
consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
sluggard - lazy person
promulgate - announce; proclaim a doctrine or law; make known by official publication
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
retinue - following; attendants
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties