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iota - very small quantity
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
abut - border upon; adjoin
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
primordial - existing at the beginning (of time); rudimentary
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
dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
perpetuate - make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
caricature - distortion; burlesque