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impinge - infringe; encroach; influence; touch; collide with; Ex. The effects are impinging on every aspect of our lives.
vituperative - abusive; scolding; V. vituperate: berate; scold; rail against abusively
transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
betroth - become engaged to marry
reverent - respectful; worshipful; V. revere: regard with reverence; N. reverence: profound respect
dissonance - discord
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
convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation