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rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
favoritism - display of partiality toward a favored person
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
vulpine - like a fox; crafty
abysmal - bottomless
dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.