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chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
languid - lacking energy or vitality; weary; sluggish; listless
servitude - slavery; compulsory labor imposed as a punishment
supple - flexible; limber; pliant