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Mortificationgreat embarrassment and shame.
troubleannoyance , nuisance ,vexation,bother, uneasiness, anxiety restlessness agitation stir
Chagrinannoyance at having failed or been humiliated.
Makeshifta temporary substitute or device.
skiveAvoid work or a duty by staying away or leaving early.
Idlespend time doing nothing.
Daftsilly; foolish
Inanelacking sense or meaning; silly.
Yearnan intense feeling of longing for something.
Pinemiss or long for.
Vitiateto lower in character, dignity or quality.
Profaneto debase by a wrong, unworthy or vulgar use.
Iniquitousgrossly unfair and morally wrong.
VileMorally bad; wicked.
Burly(of a person) large and strong; heavily built.
Stout(of a person) rather fat or of heavy build.
Freneticfast and energetic in a rather wild and uncontrolled way.
Manicshowing wild excitement and energy.
Inveigleto persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery.
Enticeattract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
Nemesisa long-standing rival; an inescapable agent.
Adversaryone’s opponent in a contest, conflict or dispute.
Sneerto smile or laugh with facial contortions that express scorn or contempt.
SpurnReject with disdain or contempt.
Upshotthe final or eventual outcome or conclusion of a discussion, action or series of events.consequences
RevileCriticize in an abusive or angrily or insulting manner.
Contemptexpress complete disapproval of; censure.


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Ascribe(verb)“to attribute to”
Describe (verb)“to show what something is by drawing a picture with words.
Auger(noun): a tool resembling a large corkscrew, for boring holes in wood.
Augur (verb): (of an event or circumstance) portend a good or bad outcome
Bait(verb): to persecute or exasperate with unjust, malicious, or persistent attacks
Bate(verb): to reduce the force or intensity of..
Coddling (gerund form of verb Coddle): tenderly treating
E.g. How do parents avoid coddling such a hard-won child?
Codling (noun): small, unripe apple
Complacence(noun): calm or secure satisfaction with oneself or one's lot
Complaisance(noun): willingness to please others by being polite and fitting in with their plans
Conform(verb): (of a person) behave according to socially acceptable conventions or standards.
Confirm(verb): establish the truth or correctness of
Innervate(verb): to supply with nerves or vitality.
Enervate(verb): to weaken or destroy the vitality of.
Emolument(noun): An emolument is a salary or other compensation for a job.
Emollient(adjective): having the quality of softening or soothing the skin.
Gallop(noun): the fastest pace of a horse or other quadruped, with all the feet off the ground
together in each stride.
Galop(noun): a lively ballroom dance in duple time, popular in the late 18th cent
Perspicacious(adjective): having a ready insight into and understanding of things.
Perspicuous(adjective): clearly expressed and easily understood; lucid