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::: degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
::: poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
::: arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
::: vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander
::: sporadic - occurring irregularly; intermittent
::: declivity - downward slope
::: distrait - absentminded; distracted
::: 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
::: provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
::: synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize