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incentive - spur; motive; something which encourages one to greater activity
adjourn - suspend until a later time; move from one place to another
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
asinine - stupid; Ex. asinine remarks
mural - wall painting
parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
abstract - theoretical; not concrete; nonrepresentational
amplify - increase in size or effect; expand; broaden or clarify by expanding; intensify; make stronger; Ex. amplify one's remarks with a graph
fructify - bear fruit; produce fruit
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