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mortify

(môr′tə-fī′)
v. morti·fied, morti·fying, morti·fies
v.tr.
To cause to experience shame, humiliation, or wounded pride.
v.intr.
To undergo mortification; become gangrenous.
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And another Kureishi hallmark: The story can be pretty funny, often when it's at its most mortifying, such as during May's test date with a more age-appropriate gentleman.
At the risk of mortifying your partner, I'd love to hear which song glues you together and why.
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IT'S mortifying when your hairdresser has the day off.
Mary Gallagher is hilarious as monumentally insecure Elizabeth, who glories in creating a world of angst around the mortifying incident of being seen picking her nose by her lover.
Snowbell is, in fact, traumatized at the thought of being ``pet cat to a mouse,'' and tries desperately to hide the mortifying fact from his friends.
Lucille Ball's comic knack for getting herself into mortifying situations is more than a memory in Burbank this weekend.