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venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
fervent - ardent; zealous; hot
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
impede - hide; retard or obstruct the progress of; block
inflated - exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)
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
travail - strenuous work; toil; painful labor; labor of childbirth
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
validate - make valid; confirm; ratify
allegory - story, play, or picture in which characters are used as symbols; fable