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infantile - childish; infantlike
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
exasperate - vex; annoy or make angry (by testing the patience)
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
gape - open widely; open the mouth wide; stare wonderingly with the mouth open; CF. agape
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
husbandry - frugality; thrift; economy; agriculture; farming; Ex. animal husbandry; CF. husbandman
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
tumid - (of a part of the body) swollen; distended; bombastic; pompous