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guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
exploit - make use of, sometimes unjustly; N. exploitation
discredit - defame; disgrace; destroy confidence in; disbelieve; N. CF. discreditable: causing discredit; shameful
bludgeon - club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
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
genuflect - bend the knee as in worship
seminary - school for training future ministers; secondary school, especially for young women
muster - gather; assemble (troops); Ex. muster up one's strength for the ordeal; N.
shambles - (place or scene of) complete disorder or ruin; wreck; mess; Ex. After the hurricane, the coast was a shambles.
masticate - chew