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::: degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
::: sarcasm - cutting ironic remark; scornful remarks; stinging rebuke; ADJ. sarcastic
::: anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
::: engender - cause; produce; give rise to
::: lucre - money; profit; Ex. filthy lucre
::: optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
::: embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
::: colloquial - pertaining to conversational or common speech; informal; N. colloquialism: colloquial expression
::: tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
::: paradigm - model; example that serves as a model; pattern; list of all the inflectional forms of a word