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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
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
insensate - without feeling; lacking sense; foolish
arbitrary - unreasonable or capricious; random; tyrannical; Ex. arbitrary ruler
genuflect - bend the knee as in worship
angular - sharp-cornered; having an angle; not rounded (body); bony; lean; gaunt; stiff in manner
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
vagary - capricious happening; caprice; whim; CF. wander