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::: sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
::: rotund - (of a person) fat and round
::: arrhythmic - lacking rhythm or regularity; N. arrhythmia
::: 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
::: oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
::: selective - careful in choosing; having an effect only on certain things; not general; Ex. eclectic weed killer
::: baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: bohemian - unconventional (in an artistic way)
::: qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated