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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
cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
proclivity - inclination; natural tendency (esp. towards something bad)
deleterious - harmful
mausoleum - monumental tomb; large stately tomb; CF. Mausolos
dulcet - sweet sounding; pleasing to the ear; melodious
pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
apotheosis - elevation to godhood; an ideal example of something