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indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
garnish - decorate; add a garnish to; decorate (food or drink) with small items such as lemon slices; N.
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
genuflect - bend the knee as in worship
incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
seethe - be violently disturbed; boil; (of a liquid) move about wildly as if boiling; Ex. The nation was seething with discontent.
abysmal - bottomless