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::: erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
::: resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
::: effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
::: burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
::: emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
::: vicar - parish priest; representative
::: parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
::: penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
::: explicit - totally clear; definite; outspoken
::: levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise