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::: boor - rude, insensitive person
::: qualified - limited; restricted; V. qualify: limit the meaning of; modify
::: sagacious - wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity
::: bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
::: sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
::: rehabilitate - restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
::: mutinous - unruly; rebellious; Ex. mutinous teenagers; N. mutiny: open rebellion; CF. mutineer
::: bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
::: 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