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glutinous - sticky; viscous; gluey
evenhanded - impartial; fair
polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
pedigree - line of ancestors; ancestry; lineage; ADJ. (of an animal) descended from of a chosen family; Ex. pedigree dog; CF. crane's foot
gruesome - grisly; horrible
supposititious - assumed; counterfeit; hypothetical
prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
fester - rankle; produce irritation or resentment; (of a cut or wound) generate pus or rot; Ex. His insult festered in my mind for days.
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
glimmer - shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope