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holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
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)
antipathy - aversion; dislike or opposition
burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
composure - mental calmness
brawny - muscular; having well-developed muscles
hoard - stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior