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auxiliary - offering or providing help; additional or subsidiary; N: helper; assistant
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
chancellor - legal official of high rank; CF. chancellery(chancellory): position of a chancellor
wretch - miserable person; bad or despicable person; ADJ. wretched: miserable; bad; contemptible; vile
oscillate - vibrate pendulumlike; waver
expound - explain
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel