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brood - sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously; N: the young of certain animals; group of young birds hatched at one time
infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
treatise - article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly
officious - meddlesome; excessively pushy in offering one's services; overly eager in offering unwanted services or advices; Ex. officious bellboy
padre - chaplain (in the armed forces)
snivel - complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.
pervert - corrupt; turn from right to wrong; misuse; Ex. perverted sexual desire/scientific knowledge; N: person whose sexual behavior is not natural
cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
grate - make a harsh noise; have an unpleasant effect; shred by rubbing against a rough surface; Ex. grated cheese N: framework of metal bars to hold fuel in a fireplace
factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything