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drudgery - hard unpleasant work; menial work
abash - embarrass
erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
leaven - add leaven to; cause to rise or grow lighter; enliven; N: agent, such as yeast, that causes dough to rise (by fermentation); element that lightens or enlivens
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
moratorium - legal delay of payment or action; Ex. declare moratorium on the building of new houses
dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
palatial - of or suitable for a palace; magnificent
pachyderm - thick-skinned animal
glaze - cover with a thin and shiny surface; apply a glaze to; N: thin, smooth, shiny coating (as for pottery); Ex. unglazed pottery