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::: boor - rude, insensitive person
::: concede - admit; acknowledge as being true (often reluctantly); yield; grant; Ex. concede a goal
::: studious - given to diligent study
::: waggish - humorous; mischievous; tricky
::: contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
::: extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
::: expatriate - exile; someone who has withdrawn from his native land; V: exile; banish; leave one's country
::: occlude - shut; close; obstruct; Ex. A blood clot occluded an artery.
::: 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
::: estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement