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coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
analogy - similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire
factious - inclined to form factions; causing dissension
repose - resting; state of being at rest; calmness; V: lie at rest; relax; put or place; Ex. repose our hopes in a single man
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
besiege - surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
surmise - guess; N.
pilfer - steal things of small value; filch; snitch