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maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
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
buffoon - stupid person; clown
climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
thrifty - careful about money; economical; N. thrift
repercussion - rebound; reaction; reverberation; Ex. serious repercussion
partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
gratuity - tip