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::: furtive - stealthy; quiet and secret (trying to escape notice); sneaky; Ex. furtive glance
::: 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
::: conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
::: philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
::: chicanery - trickery; deception
::: ruse - trick to deceive; stratagem
::: unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully
::: pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
::: vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
::: paradox - something apparently contradictory in nature (that may nonetheless be true); statement that looks false but is actually correct