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incubate - hatch; warm (eggs) with the body to promote hatching; maintain at optimal environment conditions for development; be holding in one's body an infection which is going to develop into a disease; N. incubation; CF. incubation:disease
languor - lack of physical or mental energy; lassitude; depression
enlist - (cause to) join the armed forces; obtain (help, sympathy, or support)
allude - refer indirectly; N. allusion: indirect reference
slavish - of or like a slave; servile; showing no originality; copied very closely; Ex. slavish devotion/copy of the original
trifle - something of little importance or value; small amount; Ex. a trifle; V: treat without seriousness; flirt
dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet