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erode - eat away; wear away gradually by abrasion; Ex. The sea erodes the rocks.
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
soporific - sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness; drowsy
discombobulated - discomposed; confused
inveigle - deceive; lead astray by deception; wheedle(cajole); Ex. inveigle her into joining the club; CF. interest dishonestly
hoodwink - deceive; delude
idiom - expression whose meaning as a whole differs from the meanings of its individual words; distinctive style (of expression); Ex. idiom of the modern popular music; ADJ. idiomatic
obtrude - push (oneself or one's ideas) forward or intrude; impose (oneself or one's ideas) on others; butt in; stick out or extrude; thrust out; Ex. obtrude A on B; ADJ. obtrusive; N. obtrusion; CF. unobtrusive
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
congenital - existing at birth