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numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
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
engross - occupy fully; absorb
mollify - soothe an angry person
avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
vigor - active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
rationale - fundamental reason or principle (on which a system or principle is based); fundamental reason or justification; grounds for an action