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abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
implore - beg
contumacious - stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)
repercussion - rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
indefatigable - tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired