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largess
noun.
1. Generous giving (as of gifts or money), often accompanied by condescension.
2. Gifts, money, or other valuables so given.
3. Generosity; liberality
doula
noun.
A woman who assists during childbirth labor and provides support to the mother, her child and the family after childbirth.
malleable \MAL-ee-uh-buhl
adj.
1. Capable of being extended or shaped by beating with a hammer, or by the pressure of rollers; -- applied to metals.
2. Capable of being altered or controlled by outside forces; easily influenced.
3. Capable of adjusting to changing circumstances; adaptable.
parlous \PAR-luhs
adj.
Attended with peril; fraught with danger; hazardous.
disparate \DIS-puh-rit; dis-PAIR-it
adj.
1. Fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind.
2. Composed of or including markedly dissimilar elements.
sapient \SAY-pee-uhnt
adj.
Wise; sage; discerning.
visage \VIZ-ij
noun.
1. The face, countenance, or look of a person or an animal; -- chiefly applied to the human face.
2. Look; appearance; aspect.
excoriate \ek-SKOR-ee-ayt
transitive verb.
1. To express strong disapproval of; to denounce.
2. To tear or wear off the skin of.
tendentious \ten-DEN-shuhs
adj.
Marked by a strong tendency in favor of a particular point of view.
milieu \meel-YUH; meel-YOO
plural milieus or milieux \-(z)
noun.
Environment; setting.