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beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
profane - violate; desecrate (something holy); treat unworthily; be profane for; ADJ: secular; nonreligious; irreverent for holy things
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
voluble - fluent; talkative; glib; N. volubility
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water