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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
adversary - opponent; enemy
concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
discombobulated - discomposed; confused
warranted - justified; authorized
checkered - (chequered) marked by great changes in fortune; with many changes of fortuene; CF. checked: having a pattern of squares
totem - animal, plant, or natural object serving as a symbol of a clan or family; representation of this; Ex. totem pole
abate - subside or moderate
poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
invalidate - weaken; destroy; make invalid; nullify