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::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
::: exorcise - drive out evil spirits
::: chase - ornament a metal surface by indenting; follow rapidly to catch
::: concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
::: inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels
::: retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
::: holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)
::: abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
::: invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
::: irreparable - not able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair