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beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
momentous - very important; N. moment; CF. momentary
maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
beatitude - blessedness; state of great happiness
puerile - childish; immature; CF. puer: boy
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
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