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::: perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
::: 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)
::: formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
::: resilient - elastic; having the power of springing back; able to recover quickly (as from misfortune)
::: proponent - supporter; backer; opposite of opponent
::: canter - slow gallop; V. CF. trot
::: bacchanal - noisy party with a lot of drinking
::: gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
::: sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
::: misconduct - immoral behavior; bad management; V.