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illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
castigation - punishment; severe criticism or disapproval
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
repudiate - disown; disavow; deny
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
demean - disgrace; humiliate; debase in dignity; behave
environ - enclose; surround; N. environs: surrounding area (as of a city)
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy