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brusque - blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
asteroid - small planet
ineluctable - irresistible; not to be escaped; unavoidable
anesthetic - substance that removes sensation with or without loss of consciousness; N. anesthesia
shrivel - make or become shrunken and wrinkled (often by drying)
innate - inborn
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
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
asunder - into parts; apart; V. sunder