[self-juhs-tuh-fahy-ing, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈdʒʌs təˌfaɪ ɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/
offering excuses for oneself, especially in excess of normal demands.
automatically adjusting printed or typed lines to fill a given space, especially to conform to a rigid margin.
offering excuses for one’s behaviour, often when they are not called for
[self-nol-ij, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈnɒl ɪdʒ, ˈsɛlf-/ noun 1. knowledge or understanding of oneself, one’s character, abilities, motives, etc. self-knowledge noun 1. knowledge of one’s own character, etc
verb (used with object), lacerated, lacerating. 1. to tear roughly; mangle: The barbed wire lacerated his hands. 2. to distress or torture mentally or emotionally; wound deeply; pain greatly: His bitter criticism lacerated my heart. adjective 3. lacerated. verb (transitive) (ˈlæsəˌreɪt) 1. to tear (the flesh, etc) jaggedly 2. to hurt or harrow (the feelings, […]
noun 1. the result of lacerating; a rough, jagged tear. 2. the act of lacerating. laceration lac·er·a·tion (lās’ə-rā’shən) n. A jagged wound or cut. The process or act of tearing tissue.
noun 1. an act or instance of lauding; encomium; tribute. noun 1. a formal word for praise