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engross - occupy fully; absorb
innocuous - harmless
belated - delayed
tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
fluency - smoothness of speech; ADJ. fluent
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
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
sonic - of sound or its speed in air; CF. subsonic, supersonic
embargo - ban on commerce or other activity
limbo - region near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo