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chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
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
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
homily - sermon; tedious moralizing lecture; serious warning; ADJ. homiletic
cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
inevitable - unavoidable
anticlimax - letdown in thought or emotion; something unexciting, ordinary, or disappointing coming after something important or exciting
adjacent - adjoining; neighboring; close by
collation - a light meal; collating