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::: 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
::: bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
::: fusion - union; coalition; V. fuse
::: chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold
::: furrow - long shallow trench made by a plow; deep wrinkle in the skin; V.
::: traduce - expose to slander
::: stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
::: masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise
::: vigor - active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position