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Word: coddle

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


More Vocab Words

::: navigable - (of a body of water) wide and deep enough to allow ships to pass through; (of a ship or aircraft) able to be steered
::: hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
::: trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
::: coiffure - hairstyle
::: temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
::: hoodwink - deceive; delude
::: stipend - pay for services
::: juridical - of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary
::: gist - essence; main point; substance
::: piety - devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious