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pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
superimpose - place over something else
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
extol - praise very highly; glorify
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
rider - amendment or clause added to a legislative bill
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull