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deign
(v)
dane
Meaning

condescend; stoop; lower oneself; be willing to do something that is beneath one's dignity

1st Sample Sentence

Laughing cruelly, she said that she would never even deign to shake his hand, much less marry him.

Root

dignus (worthy) (Latin)

Mnemonics

Reign, which shows high dignity, is the opposite of Degin, which shows low dignity. DEIGN rhymes with dine. so if u don't dine properly, i.e. if u lack table manners, u r LOWERING YOURSELF

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