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cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum
sleeper - one that achieves unexpected success; something originally of little value or importance that in time becomes very valuable
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
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
surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
ruddy - reddish; (of the face) reddish and healthy-looking
timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
figurine - small ornamental statuette(very small statue)
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist