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hamper - obstruct; prevent the free movement of; N:
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
impiety - irreverence; lack of respect for God or piety
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
tactful - careful no to cause offence; OP. tactless
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
dissension - disagreement of opinions causing strife within a group
salubrious - healthful; conducive to health or well-being; socially desirable; Ex. salubrious area; CF. health
effeminate - having womanly traits
precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity