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encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
forbearance - patience; forgiveness; V. forbear: refrain from (in a generous and forgiving way); be patient; Ex. forbear to send him to prison
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
browbeat - bully; intimidate
condone - overlook; forgive; give tacit approval; excuse
indulge - yield to; gratify; allow oneself a special pleasure; Ex. indulge one's every whim/a child/in a big cigarette; N. indulgence