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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

::: migratory - wandering; V. migrate: move from one region and settle in another; move periodically from one region to another
::: smudge - dirty mark with unclear edges made by rubbing; V.
::: emaciated - thin and wasted (from hunger or illness)
::: numismatist - person who collects coins; N. numismatics: study or collection of money, coins, and medals
::: cohorts - group of people who share some common quality; armed band; a group of between 300 and 600 soldiers under one commander (in the ancient Rome)
::: facsimile - copy
::: malicious - hateful; spiteful; expressing malice; N. malice: desire to harm others; spite
::: requite - make return for; repay; reciprocate; revenge; N. requittal
::: mordant - biting; sarcastic; stinging; (apprec.) incisive; cutting; Ex. mordant pen/wit
::: accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual