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illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
decorum - propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners; appropriateness of behavior or conduct
preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
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
shoddy - made of inferior material; sham; not genuine; inferior; dishonest; Ex. shoddy goods/trick
solvent - able to pay all debts; N. solvency
abhor - detest; hate