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outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
buffet - strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
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
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic
accessory - additional object; useful but not essential thing
diffidence - shyness; lack of self-confidence; timidity; ADJ. diffident
brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
impute - attribute; ascribe; charge; N. imputation