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comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
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
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
litany - supplicatory prayer; prayer in which the priest calls out and the people replies in the same words
germane - pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
incriminate - accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence
adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
contend - struggle; compete; assert earnestly; state strongly