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proscenium - part of stage in front of curtain; front arch of a stage
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
malady - illness
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
balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
bolster - support; reinforce
dint - means; effort; Ex. by dint of hard work
bandy - discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation
extrude - force or push out; thrust out; shape (plastic or metal) by forcing through a die