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backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
jubilation - rejoicing; great joy
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
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
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
earthy - unrefined; coarse; of earth; Ex. earthy remarks; OP. ethereal
tangible - able to be touched; real; concrete; palpable; possible to realize or understand; Ex. tangible proof
haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
piebald - of different colors; mottled; spotted in different colors (esp. in black and white); Ex. piebald horse; CF. pie+bald
carnage - destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals