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::: ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
::: indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
::: barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
::: garrulous - loquacious; wordy; talkative; N. garrulity
::: fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
::: whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
::: cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
::: piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: perforate - pierce; put a hole through