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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
candor - frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
arsenal - storage place for military equipment
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
sanguine - optimistic; cheerful; hopeful; of the color of blood; red
adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive