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::: 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
::: filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect
::: vile - despicable; unpleasant; disgusting; Ex. vile slander
::: patrimony - property inherited from a father
::: seasonable - occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
::: discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
::: compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
::: impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
::: undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
::: encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy