rubbed, worn away
Severe problems, suffering, or difficulties experienced in a particular situation are all examples of tribulations.
Attrition is the process of gradually decreasing the strength of something (such as an enemy force) by continually attacking it.
A trite remark or idea is so overused that it is no longer interesting or novel.
If you are contrite, you are very sorry or ashamed that you have done something bad.
Detritus is the small pieces of waste that remain after something has been destroyed or used.
Something detrimental causes damage, harm, or loss to someone or something.
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