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chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
sheaf - bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
quorum - minimal number of members necessary to conduct a meeting
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
indigent - poor; destitute