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abase - lower; degrade; humiliate; make humble; make (oneself) lose self-respect
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
endear - make beloved; Ex. endear her to everyone; ADJ. dear: loved; cherished; high-priced
beeline - direct quick route
grotto - small cavern
circuit - closed circular line around an area; circumference; regularly repeated journey from place to place
condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
egoism - excessive interest in one's self; belief that one should be interested in one's self rather than in others; selfishness; ADJ. egoistic, egoistical