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ablution - washing
supercilious - haughty; arrogant; condescending; patronizing; CF. eyebrow, cilium
loathe - detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
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
irate - angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
perpetuate - make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
curtail - shorten; reduce
precursor - forerunner; predecessor