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titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
leonine - like a lion
ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
jocund - merry
bourgeois - middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
corpuscle - red or white cell in the blood
grandiose - affectedly grand; pretentious; high-flown; ridiculously exaggerated; impressive; great in size or scope; grand; Ex. grandiose ideas
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)
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm