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::: fitful - spasmodic; intermittent; irregular
::: brackish - somewhat saline
::: combustible - easily burned; N. CF. combustion
::: 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
::: cater - provide food and drink (for); cater to: try to satisfy (desires of a bad kind)
::: expertise - specialized knowledge (in a particular field); expert skill
::: culinary - relating to cooking or kitchen
::: amenable - obedient; compliant; readily managed; responsive; willing to be led; answerable or accountable legally; responsible; able to be tested by; Ex. amenable to sensible suggestions; Ex. He is very amenable; Ex. amenable to the usual tests
::: affirmation - positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath; V. affirm; ADJ. affirmative; CF. affirmative action: positive discrimination
::: sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade