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lineage - descent; ancestry
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
pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
disinter - dig up; unearth; OP. inter
embitter - make bitter; fill with painful or bitter feelings; make sad and angry; Ex. He was embittered by many disappointments.
monumental - massive; impressively large; built as a monument
perforate - pierce; put a hole through
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time