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canvass - determine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
scanty - meager; insufficient
hortatory - encouraging; exhortive; marked by exhortation; CF. exhort
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
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
exuberance - overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness; ADJ. exuberant: high-spirited and lively; growing abundantly and strongly
verve - enthusiasm (as in artistic performance or composition); liveliness; vigor
incrustation - hard coating or crust; V. incrust: encrust; cover with a crust
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood