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Word: coddle

Definition: treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs


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::: commemorate - honor the memory of; serve as a memorial to; Ex. commemorate the 100th anniversary/those who died in the war
::: haughtiness - pride; arrogance; ADJ. haughty
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::: timbre - quality of a musical tone produced by a musical instrument (which distinguishes it from others of the same pitch)
::: recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation