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commensurate - equal in extent; of the same size
unbridled - violent; uncontrolled; Ex. unbridled rage/greed
jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
engaged - employed; busy; betrothed; involved in conflict
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
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
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
emasculate - weaken; castrate
fetid - (foetid) malodorous; foul