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frantic - wild; distraught as from fear or worry; Ex. frantic with fear
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
peddle - travel about selling (wares); CF. foot
gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious; unrestrained
indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
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