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fawning - courting favor by cringing and flattering; V. fawn: exhibit affection as a dog; seek favor or attention by obsequiousness
germane - pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
turpitude - depravity; baseness; Ex. moral turpitude
repast - meal; feast; banquet
pulverize - crush or grind into very small particles
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
intractable - unruly; difficult to manage; Ex. intractable problem/child
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician