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insubstantial - lacking substance; insignificant; frail; immaterial
predecessor - former occupant of a post
petty - trivial; unimportant; very small; small-minded; petty-minded
elixir - cure-all; panacea; something invigorating
corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
forlorn - sad and lonely; wretched; desolate
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat