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purveyor
n.someone who supplies provisions (especially food)

As purveyor of rare wines and viands, he traveled through France and Italy every year in search of new products to sell
sophist
n.teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning

You are using all the devices of a sophist in trying to prove your case; your argument is specious
proxy
n.authorized agent

Please act as my proxy and vote for this state of candidates in my absence.
pugilist
n.boxer
retinue
n.following; attendants

The queen's retinue followed her down the aisle
unfeigned
adj.genuine; real

she turned so pale that i am sure her surprise was unfeigned
turpitude
n.depravity(extreme corruption, wickedness)

a visitor may be denied admittance to this country if she has been guilty of moral turpitude
turgid
v.swollen; distended

a turgid bladder; turgid veins
turbid
a. not clear or lucid.

The water was turbid after the children had waded through it
ungainly
adj.awkward;clumsy;unwieldy

an ungainly dancer; an ungainly instrument
placid
adj.peaceful; calm

after his vacation in this placid section, he felt soothed and rested
trenchant
adj.cutting; keen

i'm afraid of his trenchant wit for it is so often sarcastic
lividity
n.a state of fury so great that the face becomes discolored; unatural lack of color in skin
savoriness
n: having an appetizing flavor

savoriness of o'toro
sequester
v.isolate; retire from public life; segregate;seclude

To prevent the jurors from hearing news broadcasts about the case, the judge decided to sequester the jury
clamor
n.noise

The clamor of the children at play outside made it impossible for her to take a nap.
disparity
n.difference; condition of inequality

their disparity in rank made no difference at all to the prince and Cinderella
anathematize
v.curse

anathematize one's foe
commiserate
v.feel or express pity or sympathy for

her friends commiserated with the widow
provident
adj.displaying foresight; thrifty; preparing for emergencies.

In his usual provident manner, he had insured himself against his type of loss
exonerate
v.acquit;exculpate

the defense team feverishly sought fresh evidence that might exonerate their client
affluence
n.abudance; wealth

foreigners are amzed by the affluence and luxury of the American way of life
indigenous
adj.native

indigenous population
parochial
adj.narrow in outlook; provincial; related to parishes

Although Jane Austen writes novels set in small rural communitites, her concerns are universal, not parocial
inimical
adj.unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental

I've always been friendly to Martha, Why is she so inimical to me?