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abrasive - rubbing away; tending to grind down
maternal - motherly; N. maternity: motherhood
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
ostentatious - showy; trying to attract attention; pretentious; N. ostentation: showy display
antediluvian - antiquated; extremely ancient
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
neophyte - recent convert; new member of a religious group; beginner; CF. plant
repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
mystic - of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
attire - clothe; N: clothing; array; apparel