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::: 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)
::: titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
::: culmination - highest point; climax; V. culminate in: reach the highest point in; end in; Ex. a series of minor clashes culminating in war
::: pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
::: misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
::: unison - unity of pitch (in musical performance); complete accord; Ex. The choir sang in unison.
::: incisive - (appreciatively) cutting; sharp; Ex. incisive remarks; V. incise: make a cut into
::: frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
::: persist - continue in existence; last; continue in a course of action in spite of opposition; Ex. persist in/with something; ADJ. persistent
::: abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)