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penance - self-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody
barrister - counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
defeatist - resigned to defeat or failure; accepting defeat or failure as a natural outcome; N. CF. defeatism
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
hew - cut to pieces with ax or sword; chop; N.
abominable - detestable; extremely unpleasant
finesse - delicate skill; V: handle with finesse
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong