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coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
affliction - state of distress; trial; cause of distress or suffering; V. afflict: inflict grievous suffering on
component - element; ingredient
acrimonious - stinging; caustic; bitter in words or manner; N. acrimony: bitter ill-natured animosity in speech or behavior
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
hypnosis - induced sleeping state; ADJ. hypnotic; V. hypnotize
nutrient - nourishing substance; ADJ: providing nourishment
vital - full of life; animated; vibrant and lively; critical; of great importance; necessary to stay alive; of life; living; breathing; N. vitality; V. vitalize
carping - petty criticism; fault-finding; fretful complaining; quibble
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger