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habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin
debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
bantering - joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
wane - decrease in size or strength (after being full); grow gradually to an end; Ex. The moon waxes and wanes every month; N.
commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
beseech - beg; plead with
gouge - overcharge (with high price); extort from; Ex. gouge the public; CF. usury