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::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.
::: yeoman - man or farmer owning small estate; middle-class farmer
::: smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
::: dutiful - (duteous) (of people or their behavior) respectful; obedient (filled with a sense of duty)
::: coagulate - congeal; thicken; clot; N. coagulant
::: chortle - chuckle with delight; N.
::: arrogance - pride; haughtiness; ADJ. arrogant: unpleasantly self-important (with a strong confidence in one's own importance and a lack of respect for other people)
::: interrogate - question closely; cross-examine; cross-question