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The resistance that one surface or object encounters when moving over another
“As wind passes over the water's surface, friction forces it to ripple.”
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Conflict or animosity caused by a clash of wills, temperaments, or opinions
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“The Arcot House is different from most royal houses in the country as there is no friction between the government and this former ruling family.”
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A serious incompatibility between two or more opinions, principles, interests or objects
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Damage or deterioration sustained from continuous use
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The grip of a tyre on a road or a wheel on a rail
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Lack of susceptibility, or of capacity to feel or perceive
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Conflicts of interest or disputes
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The exertion of force by means of a lever
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Power derived from the utilization of physical or chemical resources
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A soft, muffled crackling sound like that made by the movement of dry leaves or paper
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