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protean - able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will
frock - long loose garment (worn by monks)
nectar - drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
distraught - upset; distracted by anxiety; very anxious and troubled almost to the point of madness; Ex. distraught with grief/worry
poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
conscientious - scrupulous; through and careful; Ex. conscientious worker
qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated