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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
::: ameliorate - improve
::: humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
::: quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
::: concatenate - link as in a chain
::: eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
::: idyll - (idyl) short poem idealizing rural life; simple happy period of life (in the country); scene from such a time; Ex. idyll of two young lovers
::: prolixity - tedious wordiness; verbosity; ADJ. prolix: wordy; verbose; diffuse
::: rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
::: castrate - remove the sex organs (of a male animal or person)