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orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
domicile - home; V. ADJ. domiciled: having one's domicile; Ex. He is domiciled in Britain.
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
dismiss - eliminate from consideration; no longer consider; put out of court without further hearing; reject; discharge from employment; direct to leave; ADJ. dismissive; N. dismissal
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river