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tactile - pertaining to the organs or sense of touch
gratuity - tip
fluctuate - waver; shift; rise and fall as if in waves; change or vary irregularly
paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
lionize - treat (a person) as a celebrity
capitulate - surrender; give up all resistance