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::: distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
::: insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
::: evanescent - fleeting; vanishing; soon disappearing; V. evanesce
::: impious - irreverent
::: recrimination - countercharges; V. recriminate
::: 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
::: perturb - disturb greatly
::: abominate - loathe; hate
::: psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
::: hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit