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::: reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
::: divulge - reveal
::: devoid - empty; lacking
::: dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
::: disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
::: frantic - wild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
::: homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
::: pulverize - crush or grind into very small particles
::: 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
::: tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability