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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)
mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
impasse - predicament(dangerous condition) from which there is no escape; situation allowing for no further progress
fusion - union; coalition; V. fuse
rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
rickety - (of buildings) likely to break or fall apart; of rickets; CF. rickets; CF. vitamin D