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erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
missile - object to be thrown or projected
victuals - food; provisions; V. victual: provide with food
inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
component - element; ingredient
austere - forbiddingly stern; ascetic; without comfort or enjoyment; severely simple and unornamented; Ex. a monk's austere life; Ex. austere grandeur of the cathedral; N. austerity
inundate - flood; overflow; submerge; cover completely; Ex. inundated with work
stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
grievance - cause of complaint; complaint
esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica