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::: proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
::: decrepitude - state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age
::: botch - mismanage; blow
::: conceit - vanity or self-love; too high opinion of one's own value; extravagant metaphor (in poetry)
::: satiate - satisfy fully (physical needs such as hunger); sate; N. satiety: condition of being satiated
::: impenetrable - not able to be pierced or entered; beyond understanding; impossible to understand; Ex. impenetrable mystery
::: calorific - heat-producing; N. calorie
::: retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
::: bivouac - temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
::: 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