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::: foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
::: unwonted - unaccustomed; unusual; Ex. He arrived with unwonted punctuality.
::: parvenu - upstart; newly rich person
::: lewd - lustful
::: tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: crass - very unrefined; grossly insensible; crude and undiscriminating; Ex. crass behavior
::: gruff - rough-mannered; (of a voice) rough; hoarse
::: ovation - enthusiastic applause
::: tenet - doctrine; dogma