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::: wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
::: sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
::: consequential - self-important; significant; consequent; following as a result; Ex. consequential air; CF. subsequent
::: bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
::: tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
::: penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
::: effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant
::: eerie - weird; causing fear because strange