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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

::: expunge - cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
::: pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
::: raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
::: chastise - punish as by beating; criticize severely
::: burlesque - give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
::: equivocate - use equivocal language to deceive people; lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth; N. equivocation
::: partial - incomplete; favoring one side over another; having a liking for something
::: rivet - metal pin used for fastening metal plates together; V: fasten with a rivet; engross
::: trenchant - cutting; incisive; keen
::: prerogative - privilege; unquestionable right; CF. ask before