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fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
consign - send to a person or place for sale; deliver officially; entrust; put into the care of another; set apart (for a special purpose); N. consignment; CF. consignor, consignee
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
kinetic - producing motion; of motion
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
pertinacious - holding tenaciously to an action; stubborn; persistent
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony