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undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
latch - fastening or lock consisting of a movable bar that fits into a notch; V: close with a latch
ablution - washing
phoenix - symbol of immortality or rebirth; Ex. phoenix rising from its ashes
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
irreparable - not able to be corrected or repaired; impossible to repair
pretext - excuse