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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

::: bawdy - indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
::: sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
::: blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
::: exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
::: cadence - rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
::: synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
::: assimilate - absorb; take (food) into the body and digest it; understand (knowledge) completely and be able to use properly; cause to become homogeneous (the people of a country or race in the wasy of behaving or thinking)
::: meter - arrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)