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fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
renege - break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
abate - subside or moderate
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition