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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
rapacious - voracious; ravenous; taking everything one can; excessively grasping; plundering; subsisting on live prey; Ex. rapacious birds
impetuous - violent; hasty; rash; impulsive; without careful thought; Ex. impetuous decision
malapropos - inappropriate; ADV.
sportive - playful; frolicsome; merry; CF. sport: play or frolic; CF. sportsmanlike
palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
husbandry - frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman
dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
linger - loiter or dawdle; be slow in leaving; delay going; continue or persist; be slow to disappear; Ex. The smell lingered for days.
writhe - twist in coils; contort in pain