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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
ordinance - decree; authoritative order
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
rift - narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
comatose - in a coma; extremely sleepy
adept - expert at; very skilled
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
luster - shine; gloss (of a polished surface)
epoch - period of time
emolument - salary; payment for an office; compensation