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::: taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
::: habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict
::: predetermine - determine in advance; predestine; settle or decide beforehand; influence markedly
::: receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
::: illicit - illegal
::: brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
::: fiend - evil spirit; devil
::: parched - extremely dry; very thirsty; V. parch: make or become extremely dry (by exposure to heat)
::: milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
::: saccharine - cloying sweet; characteristic of sugar or saccharin