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encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
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
dummy - imitation of a real object used as a substitute; effigy
dishearten - discourage
rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
vindicate - clear from blame; free from blame or accusation (with supporting proof); exonerate; substantiate; justify or support; avenge; Ex. vindicate one's client; Ex. vindicate one's claim; CF. vindicator
altruistic - unselfishly generous; concerned for others; N. altiruism: unselfish concern for the welfare of others; unselfishness; OP. egoism
caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist