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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
decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
recline - lie down
cajole - persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
discourse - serious speech, writing, or conversation; formal discussion (either written or spoken); conversation; V.
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
jaded - tired or uninterested by surfeit; fatigued; surfeited; worn out; wearied; Ex. jaded appetite
gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
actuary - someone who advises insurance companies
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark