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machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
grimace - facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust, etc; V.
restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
colossal - huge
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
minuscule - (miniscule) extremely small
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
devious - roundabout; erratic; deviating from the straight course; not straightforward; not completely honest; Ex. devious route
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity