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surveillance - close observation of a person (esp. one under suspicion); watching; guarding
threadbare - worn through till the threads show; shabby and poor; hackneyed; Ex. threadbare excuses
polarity - state of having two opposite qualities
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
obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
inter - bury; N. interment
hideous - repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream
provincial - pertaining to a province; limited in outlook; narrow; unsophisticated
orthodox - traditional; (of someone) conservative in belief; adhering to an established doctrine
unearth - dig up; discover (facts) by careful searching; Ex. He unearthed some secrets about her; OP. conceal