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nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
ingratiate - become popular with; bring (oneself) in favor of another; Ex. ingratiate himself with the boss
mangy - shabby; wretched; suffering from mange; of bad appearance
noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious
component - element; ingredient
mesmerize - hypnotize; N. mesmerism; CF. Franz Mesmer
exigency - urgent situation; ADJ. exigent
potential - expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth
avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.