Definition: (efface oneself) make oneself appear insignificant or inconspicuous

Sentence example: Summing up her life in characteristically self-effacing fashion, Mother Teresa said, “By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.”

The Power Memory Strategy:

  • Link to e-, i.e. erase; away
  • Link to –face, i.e. personal significance
  • Put together ⇒ erase away one’s face/significance

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