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aesthete
a person who cultivates a superior appreciation of beauty, especially in the arts; often used to imply that the person's appreciation is excessive, affected, or impractical
noun
aesthetic
pertaining to an appreciation of beauty
adj.
beatific
demonstrating extreme joy or blessedness
adj.
beatitude
1. supreme blessedness; exalted happiness.
2. (capitalized with the) a series of declaration sabout blessedness made by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount
noun
benign
1. kindly; mild and gentle in effect
2. not malignant, as a growth or tumor
adj.
benignant
beneficial ; kindly, especailly to interiors
adj.
benison
a blessing or benediction
noun
bona fide
authentic; genuine
adj.
bonanza
1. a rich mass of ore
2. an unexpected source of great wealth or luck; a windfall.
noun
bon vivant
a person who enjoys good food and drink and lives luxuriously
noun
boon
jolly; convivial (usually used with companion)

a benefit greatly enjoyed
adj.

noun
debonair
suave; urbane; nonchalant
adj.
eugenics
the study of improving a species, especially human beings, by genetic control wuch as discouraging the reproduction of individuals presumed to have undesirable innate traits and encouraging the reproduction of those with desirable traits
noun
euphemism
the use of a neutral, mild, or vague word or phrase instead of a more explicit one that might offend
noun
euphony
pleasant sounds, especailly in spoken language
noun
maladroit
1. clumsy, especially in using the hands
2. socially clumsy; tactless
adj.
malaise
a vague feeling of ill health or depression
noun
malapropism
the misuse of a word, especially when unintentional, with comic effect
noun
malefactor
someone who commits a crime; an evildoer
noun
malevolent
wishing harm to someone; malicious
adj.
malign
to speak harmful untruths about someone or something; to traduce

showing an evil disposition; intending harm or evil
noun

adj.
malfeasance
misconduct, especially by a public official
noun
malinger
to pretend to be sick or injured in order to evade responsibilities
intr. verb
mendacious
lying; untruthful; false
adj.
mendicant
a beggar; anyone who earns a living by begging
noun
emendation
alteration or improvement of writing ot remove errors
noun
peccadillo
a small sin or fault; a trifling offense
noun
impeccable
without flaw; faultless
adj.
licentious
lacking moral discipline or self-restraint, especially in sexual matters
adj.
illicit
illegal; not sanctioned by law or tradition
adj.