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wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
protuberance - protrusion; swelling; bulge
maxim - proverb; truth pithily stated
prank - mischievous trick
perpetuate - make perpetual; make something last for a long time; preserve from extinction; N. perpetuity
levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
determinate - having a fixed order of procedure; precisely defined; invariable; fixed; conclusive; final
boor - rude, insensitive person