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::: cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
::: acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
::: soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
::: 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
::: nugatory - worthless; futile
::: narrative - related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration
::: charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
::: billow - large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
::: shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
::: abstemious - sparing in eating and drinking; temperate