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indentation - notch; deep recess; V. indent; CF. tooth
hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
smirk - conceited smile; offensively self-satisfied smile (often at someone else's misfortune); V.
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
pauper - very poor person
degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
interpolate - insert between
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds
attentive - alert and watchful; listening carefully; paying attention; considerate; thoughtful; politely helpful; Ex. attentive audience; Ex. He was attentive to the old lady; N. attentions: act of courtesy and consideration