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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
swill - drink greedily
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
impotent - weak; ineffective; lacking in physical strength or power
decoy - lure or bait; V.
paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
delusion - false belief; hallucination; deluding; Ex. delusions of grandeur; Ex. under the delusion that