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::: sodden - thoroughly soaked; dull or stupid as if from drink
::: surreptitious - done secretly; secret; furtive; sneaky; hidden
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
::: predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
::: reverberate - echo repeatedly; resound; Ex. The thunder reverberated across the valley.
::: zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
::: quotidian - daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine
::: 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
::: tessellated - mosaic; inlaid; Ex. tessellated pattern
::: throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart