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dogmatic - opinionated; holding stubbornly to one's opinion; arbitrary; doctrinal
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
acumen - mental keenness; sharpness of judgment; ability to judge quickly and well; Ex. business acumen
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
illusion - misleading vision or visual image; false idea or belief; CF. delusion
chivalrous - courteous; faithful; brave; N. chivalry
abrogate - abolish
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept