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::: progeny - children; offspring; descendants
::: manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
::: vernacular - living language (as compared to the official language); language spoken in a country or region; natural style; Ex. lapse into the vernacular
::: viand - food; CF. live
::: prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
::: mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
::: compromise - adjust or settle by making mutual concessions; endanger the interests or reputation of; put into danger, disrepute, or a dishonorable position; Ex. compromise one's principle; N.
::: mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
::: listless - lacking in spirit or energy; languid
::: credential - evidence concerning one's authority; written proof of a person's position; Ex. The new ambassador presented his credentials to the court.