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embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
inanimate - lifeless; not animate
crescendo - increase in the volume or intensity as in a musical passage; climax; CF. crescent
genre - particular variety of art or literature
inclined - tending or leaning toward; bent; V. incline: slant; dispose; be disposed; tend
effusion - pouring forth; unrestrained outpouring of feeling; V. effuse: pour out; ADJ. effusive: pouring forth; gushing
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
depose - dethrone; remove from office; give a deposition; testify
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
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)