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subside - sink to a lower level; settle down; sink to the bottom (as a sediment); descend; grow quiet; become less; moderate; abate
detrimental - harmful; damaging; N. detriment
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
mogul - powerful person; Ex. oil moguls; CF. Mogol, Moghul; CF. Mongolian
painstaking - taking pains; showing hard work; taking great care; very careful and through
dissertation - formal essay; treatise
disband - dissolve; disperse; (of a group) break up and separate; Ex. The club has disbanded.