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breach - breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
scapegoat - someone who bears the blame for others; whipping boy; CF. escape+goat
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
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
victuals - food; provisions; V. victual: provide with food
fabricate - build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
amend - correct; change ; generally for the better
slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack
disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage