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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
tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.
indefatigable - tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired
enterprising - full of initiative; showing enterprise
sentimental - swayed by sentiment; appealing to the sentiments
precipitant - something that causes a substance in a chemical solution to separate out in solid form; ħ
treatise - article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
penury - extreme poverty; stinginess; ADJ. penurious: very poor; stingy
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits