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::: coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
::: amnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
::: torrid - (of weather) hot or scorching; passionate; Ex. torrid love affairs
::: forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
::: ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
::: dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
::: truncate - cut the top off; shorten
::: mores - conventions; moral standards; moral customs
::: infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference