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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
academic - related to a school; not practical or directly useful
cessation - stoppage
debut - d\'ebut; first public appearance; formal presentation of a young woman to society
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
outwit - outsmart; defeat by behaving more cleverly
sear - burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
aplomb - poise; composure in difficult situations; assurance; self-confidence
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
undermine - weaken gradually; sap; dig a mine beneath