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::: pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
::: 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
::: gainsay - deny
::: composure - mental calmness
::: intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
::: chalice - goblet; consecrated cup
::: institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
::: succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
::: disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
::: affluence - abundance; wealth