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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
rarefied - made less dense (of a gas); V. rarefy: make less dense; N. rarefaction
natty - neatly or smartly dressed; dapper; smart; Ex. natty dresser
sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
galleon - large three-masted sailing ship
noisome - foul smelling; very unpleasant; unwholesome
abyss - enormous chasm; vast bottomless pit
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion