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contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
precipitant - something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form; ħ
sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
imbibe - drink in
hindsight - understanding the nature of an event after it has actually happened
cloying - distasteful (because excessive); excessively sweet or sentimental; V. cloy: become unpleasant through too much sweetness or excess
pendant - (pendent) hanging down from something; pending; N: ornament (hanging from a necklace etc.)
heterodox - (of beliefs) against accepted opinion; unorthodox; unconventional
buttress - support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
deify - turn into a god; make a god of; idolize; Ex. Kings were deified; CF. deity