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innocuous - harmless
spawn - lay eggs (in large numbers); produce offspring (in large numbers); N: eggs of aquatic animals
beatitude - blessedness; state of great happiness
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
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
skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
elevation - elevated position; altitude; height; flat upright side of a building; angle made by pointing a gun; Ex. The elevation of her style is much admired; Ex. front elevation of the house