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fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
rotund - (of a person) fat and round
wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
drone - idle person who lives on other people's work; male bee
distinction - honor; excellence; difference; contrast; discrimination; Ex. graduated with distinction; Ex. a writer of real distinction
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)
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
inchoate - (of desire, wish, plan) recently begun; not explicit; at the beginning of development; rudimentary; elementary; Ex. inchoate mass
tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold