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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
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
disavowal - denial; disclaiming; repudiating; disowning; V. disavow; CF. disclaim
celerity - speed; rapidity
solitude - state of being alone; seclusion; ADJ. solitary: existing or living alone (esp. by choice); remote or secluded; single; sole; Ex. solitary life/inn; Ex. no solitary piece of proof
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)
conjugal - pertaining to marriage
treatise - article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
uproar - noisy confusion