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corrode - destroy or wear away gradually by chemical action (over a long period)
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
pendulous - hanging; suspended
reciprocate - do or give something in return; repay in kind; give or take mutually; interchange; move backwards and forwards; Ex. reciprocate his invitation by inviting him; N. reciprocity: reciprocal relationship; mutual interchange of advantages between two groups; Ex. reciprocity in trading rights
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
opalescent - iridescent; lustrous; like an opal; N. opalescence
venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
effete - having lost one's original power; barren; worn out; exhausted
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation