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diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
scabbard - case for a sword blade; sheath
effeminate - having womanly traits
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
mirth - merriment; laughter
metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
hiatus - gap; pause; gap or interruption in space or time; break
incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
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