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antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
optional - not compulsory; left to one's choice; N. option: act of choosing; choice; freedom or power to choose; something available as a choice; Ex. have no option; Ex. two options
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
topple - become unsteady and fall down
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble