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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
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
momentum - quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
compact - agreement; contract; ADJ: tightly packed; firm; brief; concise; Ex. compact statement
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize