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boor - rude, insensitive person
acme - peak; pinnacle; highest point
asinine - stupid; Ex. asinine remarks
runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
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
venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial
cozen - cheat; hoodwink; swindle
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention