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luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
prate - talk idly; speak foolishly; boast idly
plumb - exactly vertical; N: weight on the end of a line; V: examine very carefully or critically in order to understand; measure depth (by sounding); Ex. plumb the depth of
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss