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subordinate - occupying a lower rank; inferior; submissive; N. V: put in a lower rank or class
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.