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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
disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
unaccountable - unexplicable; impossible to account for; unreasonable or mysterious
assent - agree; accept; N. assessment
coax - persuade by flattery
detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
eventual - happening at last as a result; Ex. eventual victory
reminiscence - recollection; V. reminisce: recollect the past
incontrovertible - indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features