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luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
boon - blessing; benefit; something very helpful
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
immaculate - spotless; flawless; absolutely clean
arraign - charge in court; indict
concatenate - link as in a chain
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
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her