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occult - mysterious; secret; supernatural; beyond human comprehension; CF. mysterious to human ?; OP. bare
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
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
supplicate - petition humbly; pray to grant a favor
sophisticated - worldly wise and urbane; refined; complex; N. sophistication; V. sophisticate
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
coy - shy (flirtatiously); showing a (pretended) lack of self-confidence; modest; coquettish; CF. job offer
conformity - harmony; agreement with established rules or customs; similarity; Ex. behave in conformity with; V. conform: be similar; act in agreement; comply; Ex. conform to the rule; CF. conformance
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant