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::: incipient - beginning; in an early stage
::: impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
::: touchstone - stone used to test the fineness of gold alloys; criterion; standard
::: 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
::: spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
::: precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
::: transpose - reverse the order or position of
::: braggadocio - boasting
::: hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
::: chary - cautious; unwilling to take risks; sparing or restrained about giving; OP. bold