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::: fluency - smoothness of speech; ADJ. fluent
::: runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
::: fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
::: slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
::: gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury
::: Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
::: indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
::: remit - transmit (money) in payment; free someone from a debt or punishment
::: 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
::: vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify