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::: 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
::: depict - portray
::: rancid - having the odor of stale or decomposing fat; rank
::: orientation - act of finding oneself in society; orienting
::: distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
::: exchequer - treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
::: circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
::: friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
::: fertile - producing many young, fruits, or seeds; (of land) producing good crops; V. fertilize
::: skirmish - minor fight; minor battle in war; V.