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masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
demotic - of or pertaining to the people
underlying - lying below; fundamental
scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
delineate - portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
gloat - express evil satisfaction; look at or think about with evil satisfaction; view malevolently; Ex. The thief gloated over the stolen jewels.
sepulcher - tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral