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hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
grill - question severely; cook on a grill; broil; N: cooking surface of parallel metal bars
causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality
contention - assertion; claim; thesis; struggling; competition
residue - remainder; balance
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
condescend - (derog.) bestow courtesies with a superior air; descend to the level of one considered inferior
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.