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spasmodic - fitful; periodic; of or like a spasm; N. spasm: sudden involuntary muscular contraction; sudden burst of energy or emotion
serrated - having a sawtoothed edge; Ex. serrated leaf
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
pretext - excuse
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)
foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
sledge - large sled drawn by work animals
economy - efficiency or conciseness in using something; thrifty management of resources