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::: deposition - testimony under oath; deposing; dethroning
::: reiterate - repeat
::: 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
::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
::: dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases
::: inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
::: expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
::: capacity - mental or physical ability; role; position or duty; ability to accommodate; Ex. in my capacity as president
::: disconsolate - hopelessly sad (at the loss of something)