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mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
salubrious - healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
ambiguous - unclear or doubtful in meaning; having more than one possible interpretation
obeisance - bow (to show respect and obedience)
feebleminded - deficient in intelligence; very stupid
vivid - (of light or color) bright and distinct; evoking lifelike mental images; Ex. vivid red hair/description