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didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
sophist - teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument
plaster - paste that hardens to a smooth solid and is used for coating walls; V.
deleterious - harmful
crinkle - wrinkle
aggregate - sum; total; ADJ. V: gather into a mass or whole; accumulate; add up to; Ex. aggregate 100 dollars
invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health