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::: pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
::: adulterate - make impure or of poorer quality by adding inferior or tainted(contaminated) substances
::: 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
::: accost - approach and speak first to a person
::: dumbfound - (dumfound) astonish (making dumb); ADJ. dumbfounded, dumfounded, dumbstruck
::: condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
::: curmudgeon - churlish, miserly individual; bad-tempered old person
::: abscission - cutting off; separation
::: overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
::: adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved