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opiate - medicine to induce sleep or deaden pain; something that relieves emotions or causes inaction; sleep-producing drug containing opium
innovation - change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
laborious - demanding much work or care; tedious
nectar - drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
dormant - sleeping; temporarily inactive; lethargic; latent
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)