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rubble - fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
brawn - human muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
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
precedent - something preceding in time which may be used as an authority or guide for future action; V. precede; CF. unprecedented
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
nugatory - worthless; futile
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
bohemian - unconventional (in an artistic way)