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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
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
eugenic - pertaining to the improvement of race; N. eugenics: study of hereditary improvement of the human race
heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic
tumult - commotion of a great crowd; riot; noise; uproar; ADJ. tumultuous: noisy and disorderly
perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
laud - praise; N. ADJ. laudable: praiseworthy; ADJ. laudatory: expressing praise
hone - sharpen (a tool); N: whetstone for sharpening a tool
interdict - prohibit; forbid; N.
headfirst - moving with the head leading; headlong