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wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
avuncular - of or like an uncle
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
imprudent - lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
ambush - act of lying in wait to attack by surprise; sudden attack made from a concealed position; Ex. lie in ambush; V.
congruence - correspondence of parts; harmonious relationship; CF. congruity
dermatologist - one who studies the skin and its diseases
veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
cathartic - purgative; medicine that causes the bowels to empty; ADJ.
hygiene - science and practice of the promotion and preservation of health; ADJ. hygienic: showing careful attention to cleanness (to prevent disease); Ex. hygienic condition