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permeable - that can be permeated; penetrable; porous; allowing liquids or gas to pass through; V. permeate: spread or flow throughout; charge
naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
lancet - small surgical tool for making incisions
doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
nectar - drink of the gods; sweet liquid collected by bees
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
curtail - shorten; reduce
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
haphazard - random; by chance; happening in an unplanned manner; Ex. haphazard growth of the town
pervasive - spread throughout; V. pervade: (of smells, ideas, feelings) spread throughout; charge; permeate