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indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
suitor - man who is courting a woman
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
proletarian - member of the working class; blue collar guy; N. proletariat: working class (who have to work for wages)
artful - exhibiting art or skill; deceitful; cunning; CF. artifice