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comely - attractive; agreeable; having a pleasing appearance
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
aggregate - sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
broil - cook by direct heat; N.
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
stately - formal; ceremonious; grand in style or size; majestic
downcast - disheartened; dejected; sad; directed downward
gnome - dwarf; underground spirit who guards treasure hoards
expedient - suitable (for a particular purpose although not necessarily morally correct); practical; politic(prudent); N: something expedient