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overturn - turn over; capsize; topple
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
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
braggadocio - boasting
climactic - relating to the highest point; N. climax; CF. climatic
bountiful - generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
conciliatory - reconciling; soothing; V. conciliate: reconcile; soothe; win the friendly feelings (by removing anger)
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
executioner - person administering capital punishment