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contusion - bruise
psychosomatic - of the influence of the mind on the body (esp. with respect to disease)
bigot - one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
portend - foretell; presage; be a sign or warning of; N. portent: sign; omen; forewarning
nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
abash - embarrass
perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring
earthly - of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite