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opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
flaccid - flabby; lacking firmness; weak; Ex. flaccid muscles
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
lank - long and thin; Ex. Lank, gaunt, Abraham Lincoln
pauper - very poor person
syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
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
repository - storehouse