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contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
meticulous - excessively careful (with great attention to detail); painstaking; scrupulous
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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
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
remunerative - (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble
bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
glower - scowl; glare; look or stare angrily