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decrepitude - state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
expatiate - talk at length; speak or write in detail
gnarl - protruding knot on a tree; V.
sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
excerpt - selected passage (written or musical) taken from a longer work; V.
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
compulsory - obligatory; that must be done