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onslaught - vicious assault; fierce attack; Ex. unexpected onslaught of the enemy
placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease
nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
categorical - without exceptions; made without any doubt in mind; unqualified; absolute
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel