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grotto - small cavern
rehabilitate - restore to proper condition (health or useful life); restore the former rank of
illusory - illusive; deceptive; not real
pejorative - (of a word or phrase) suggesting that someone is of little value; negative in connotation; having a belittling effect; Ex. Many women now considers ``housewife'' a pejorative expression, because it patronized them.
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
transparent - permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie
viand - food; CF. live
capricious - unpredictable; fickle
flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs