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::: mischance - ill luck
::: 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
::: heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
::: vendetta - blood feud (esp. between two families); CF. Nina Williams
::: canto - division of a long poem
::: savory - pleasant in taste; tasty; pleasing, attractive, or agreeable; Ex. savory reputation
::: mobile - movable; not fixed; N. mobility
::: douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
::: glaring - (of something bad) highly conspicuous; harshly bright; shining intensely and blindingly
::: understate - state with less truth than seems warranted by the facts; Ex. He understated the seriousness of the crime; N. understatement; OP. overstate