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::: glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
::: defrock - strip a priest or minister of church authority; unfrock
::: grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
::: hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
::: flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
::: 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
::: reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
::: chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
::: accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
::: opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium