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::: flail - beat with or as if with a flail; move wildly; thresh grain by hand; strike or slap; toss about; N: threshing tool consisting of a stick swinging from the end of a long handle
::: erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
::: defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
::: forthcoming - happening in the near future; ready; willing to help; Ex. No answer was forthcoming.
::: impeach - charge (a public official) with crime in office; raise doubts about; indict; Ex. impeach a witness's credibility
::: modicum - limited quantity; small amount; Ex. He does not have a modicum of sense; CF. moderate
::: abash - embarrass
::: legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
::: lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
::: truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce