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::: affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
::: bearing - deportment; connection
::: 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
::: blackball - vote against (an applicant); ostracize; N: negative vote
::: onomatopoeia - words formed in imitation of natural sounds
::: upright - (sitting or standing) straight up; honest; moral
::: phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
::: bulwark - strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
::: exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
::: shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.