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::: indignity - treatment or situation that causes shame or loss of dignity, respect; offensive or insulting treatment; humiliating or degrading treatment; Ex. I suffered the indignity of having to say that in front of them.
::: haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
::: pandemic - widespread; affecting the majority of people; N: pandemic disease; CF. all people
::: taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
::: embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
::: mandate - order; charge; authoritative command; power to govern another country; power to given to a government; region under administration; V: give a mandate to; place under a mandate; Ex. mandated territory
::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
::: luscious - pleasing to taste or smell; delicious
::: incriminate - accuse of or implicate in a crime; serve as evidence against; cause to seem or make guilty of a crime; Ex. incriminating evidence