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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
hue - color; aspect; Ex. opinions of every hue
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
invert - turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position or condition of
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
calligraphy - beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
obsolete - outmoded; no longer used
filial - pertaining to or befitting a son or daughter; Ex. filial respect