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mores - conventions; moral standards; moral customs
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
determinate - having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final
disinclination - unwillingness
throes - violent anguish
doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
disport - amuse; Ex. disport oneself; CF. divert
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs