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::: tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
::: corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
::: equinox - period of equal days and nights; the beginning of spring and autumn; Ex. vernal/autumnal equinox; ADJ. equinoctial
::: genre - particular variety of art or literature
::: tarry - linger; delay in starting or going; dawdle
::: belated - delayed
::: plenitude - abundance; plenty; great amount; completeness; fullness; CF. plenary, plenty
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
::: detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention