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::: sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
::: prosody - art of versification; study of the metrical structure of verse
::: benevolent - generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
::: attrition - rubbing away by friction; gradual decrease in numbers or strength; reduction in the work force without firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment; Ex. a war of attrition
::: inanimate - lifeless; not animate
::: synchronous - similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize
::: countermand - cancel; revoke (an order)
::: unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
::: suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
::: ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination