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accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
retrench - cut down; cut down expenses; economize
equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
knave - untrustworthy person; rogue; scoundrel; jack; N. knavery
bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
epigram - witty thought or saying, usually short
festive - joyous; celebratory; relating to a feast or festival
pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes