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::: abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
::: alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
::: elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
::: occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
::: promontory - headland
::: malign - speak evil of; bad-mouth(criticize spitefully); defame; ADJ: harmful; Ex. malign influence
::: succulent - juicy; full of juice or sap; full of richness; N: succulent plant such as a cactus
::: stratified - divided into classes; arranged into strata; V. stratify
::: myriad - very large number; ADJ. CF. ten thousand
::: perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity