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enthrall - capture; enslave; captivate; hold the complete attention of (as if magic); hold spellbound
discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
adapt - make or become suitable for a specific use; alter; modify; adjust; N. adaptation: act of adapting; composition recast into a new form; Ex. The play is an adaption of a short novel.
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
clique - small exclusive group of people
insouciant - without concern or care; unconcerned; indifferent
induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at