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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
voluptuous - sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
denizen - (animal, person, or plant) inhabitant or resident of a particular place; regular visitor
contrivance - something contrived; machine or apparatus; clever deceitful plan; scheme
chauvinist - blindly devoted patriot; zealous adherent of a group, cause, or sex; ADJ. chauvinistic; CF. chauvinism; Nicolas Chauvin
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
reparable - capable of being repaired