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mortified
used in To Kill a Mockingbird

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Definition
exceedingly embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated
  • If I could have explained these things to Miss Caroline, I would have saved myself some inconvenience and Miss Caroline subsequent mortification, but it was beyond my ability to explain things as well as Atticus, so I said, "You're shamin' him, Miss Caroline."
    p. 28.4
mortification = extreme embarrassment

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • I guess it ain't your fault if Uncle Atticus is a nigger-lover besides, but I'm here to tell you it certainly does mortify the rest of the family-
    p. 110.3
  • mortify = strongly embarrass
  • I could hide my mortification under it. [a costume]
    p. 347.6
mortification = extreme embarrassment

(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
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