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indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
padre - chaplain (in the armed forces)
effectuate - effect; produce; achieve; Ex. effectuate a reconciliation
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
slapdash - hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)
protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will