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::: abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
::: despoil - plunder; sack; Ex. despoil the village
::: whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
::: 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
::: apprehensive - fearful; discerning
::: prognosticate - predict (according to present indications)
::: pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
::: quotidian - daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine
::: belie - contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
::: acme - peak; pinnacle; highest point