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zephyr - gentle breeze; west wind
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
incarnate - endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
wangle - achieve by cleverness or trick; wiggle out; fake; Ex. She tried to wangle an invitation to the party.
peruse - read through with care; N. perusal
rotundity - roundness; sonorousness of speech
subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
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