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gerontology - study of the sociological phenomena associated with old age
importune - beg persistently; make repeated requests (in an annoying way)
friction - clash or conflict in opinion; rubbing against
piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
shaving - very thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
indoctrinate - cause to accept a doctrine without questioning it; Ex. indoctrinated with mindless anti-communism
insubordination - disobedience; rebelliousness; ADJ. insubordinate