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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
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
corporeal - bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible
receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
seedy - run-down; decrepit; disreputable; having many seeds; Ex. seedy downtown hotel
aloft - upward; high up in the air
iniquitous - wicked; immoral; unrighteous; N. iniquity; Ex. den of iniquity
convex - curving outward
circlet - small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
disenfranchise - disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise