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coiffure - hairstyle
badger - pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
empirical - based on experience
nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
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