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distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
fanaticism - excessive zeal; extreme devotion to a belief or cause; N. fanatic; ADJ. fanatic
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
subaltern - subordinate
liability - drawback; handicap; debts; obligation; responsibility; condition of being liable; ADJ. liable: likely; responsible (for paying)
assiduous - diligent
manifestation - outward demonstration; manifesting; indication of the presence of something; Ex. manifestation of his pronounced musical bent
narcissist - conceited person; N. narcissism; CF. narcissus