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::: erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
::: xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
::: contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
::: unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
::: deface - mar; disfigure
::: viable - capable of maintaining life; feasible; practical or workable; Ex. viable scheme
::: warrant - justification; written order that serves as authorization (esp. a judicial writ); Ex. search/death warrant; V: justify; guarantee
::: annuity - yearly allowance
::: dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
::: merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise