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::: probity - uprightness; honesty; incorruptibility
::: 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
::: melee - fight
::: withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
::: rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
::: taciturn - habitually silent; talking little
::: gild - cover with a thin layer of gold
::: arrears - being in debt; money that should have been paid; work that should have been done
::: flighty - (esp. of a woman's behavior) capricious; often changing, esp. from one lover to another; impulsive
::: statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit