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encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
consanguinity - kinship; relationship by birth
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
prolong - lengthen; extend; draw out
scrupulous - conscientious; extremely thorough; Ex. scrupulous worker
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
autonomous - self-governing; N. autonomy
gruel - thin liquid porridge
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)