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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
interpolate - insert between
lofty - very high
woe - great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes
impair - injure; hurt; damage
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
malingerer - one who feigns illness to escape duty; V. malinger: feign illness to avoid work
luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
savor - enjoy; have a distinctive flavor, smell, or quality; N: taste or smell; distinctive quality