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shackle - chain; fetter; confine with shackles; N.
bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
behoove - (behove) be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
largess - generous gift (given to people who do not have enough)
solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
asymmetric - not identical on both sides of a dividing central line
dinghy - small boat (often ship's boat)
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence