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extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
loquacious - talkative; N. loquacity
retiring - shy and reserved (of a person); modest; Ex. her retiring personality
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
unerringly - infallibly; ADJ. unerring: making no mistakes
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant