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indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
ovation - enthusiastic applause
dogmatic - opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
salvage - rescue (goods or property) from loss; N: saving; property saved
abeyance - suspended action
paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct
idyllic - charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence