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edify - instruct; correct morally
stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
palate - roof of the mouth; sense of the taste
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
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
calumny - malicious misrepresentation; slander
nirvana - in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
advocacy - support; active pleading on behalf of someone or something
enumerate - list; mention one by one
grouse - complain; fuss; grumble; grouch; N: plump chickenlike game bird