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::: numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
::: hoodwink - deceive; delude
::: 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
::: yield - amount produced; crop; income on investment; profit obtained from an investment; V: produce; give in; surrender
::: pinnacle - peak; highest point; acme; Ex. pinnacle of fame
::: grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird
::: vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally
::: frugality - thrift; economy; ADJ. frugal: practicing economy; costing little; inexpensive
::: sinecure - well-paid position with little responsibility; CF. sine cure: without care; CF. San Serif
::: litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''