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comprise - include; consist of
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
pivotal - of a pivot; central; critical; crucial
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
attenuate - make thin; weaken
sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties