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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
frustrate - thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
obscure - dark; vague; unclear; not well known; Ex. obscure meaning/village; V: darken; cover; make unclear; Ex. obscure the moon/meaning
deleterious - harmful
somnolent - half asleep; drowsy; N. somnolence
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
decimate - kill (usually one out of ten or every tenth man); destroy or kill a large part of
cavalier - casual and offhand; arrogant; N: knight
unctuous - oily; bland; insincerely suave
vogue - popular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.