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asunder
adv. into parts; apart
atavism
n. resemblance to remote ancestors rather than parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback
attrition
n. gradual decrease in numbers; reduction in the workforce w/o firing employees; wearing away of opposition by means of harassment
augury
n. omen; prophecy
august
adj. impressive; majestic
aver
v. state confidently
avocation
n. secondary or minor occupation
axiom
n. self-evident truth requiring no proof
bacchanalian
adj. drunken
badinage
n. teasing conversation
baleful
adj. deadly; having a malign influence; ominous
ballast
n. heavy substance used to add stability or weight
bane
n.cause of ruin; curse
bandy
v. discuss lightly or glibly;; exchange (words) heatedly