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degradation - humiliation; debasement; degeneration; V. degrade: debase; disgrace; degenerate; reduce (something) in worth; demote (someone); reduce in rank
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
sedulous - diligent; assiduous; paying attention; N. sedulity
academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
reconnaissance - survey of enemy by soldiers; reconnoitering; V. reconnoiter: make a preliminary inspection of (esp. to gather military information)
cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality