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::: conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
::: 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
::: pillory - punish by placing in a wooden frame or pillory; subject or expose to criticism and ridicule; N.
::: hinterlands - back country; inner part of a country; OP. foreland
::: plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat
::: dispassionate - calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
::: cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (
::: consensus - general agreement; opinion reached by a group
::: galvanize - stimulate or shock by an electric current; stimulate by shock; shock into action; stir up; coat with rust-resistant zinc by using electricity
::: dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin