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serving

  

      n   a portion or helping of food or drink  


self-serving  
      adj   habitually seeking one's own advantage, esp. at the expense of others  
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adj.
serving no purpose
n.
A social club started at Port Royal by Samuel de Champlain to help pass the long and cold winter nights. Each person took turns being host for an evening and serving his fellow man.

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