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bland
calming or soothing; not spicy or irritating; lacking flavor
culinary
having to do with cooking or the kitchen
cutlery
utensils used for eating
devour
to consume or eat up greedily
morsel
a very small piece or treat
pungent
having a sharp taste or smell
quaff
to drink heartily and deeply
ravenous
extremely hungry
savory
pleasing to the taste or smell; appetizing
simmer
to cook gently in a liquid just at or below the boiling point
blight
to have a negative effect on; to ruin
something that ruins or greatly harms; a terrible condition, environment, or process
cataclysm
an intense and violent disaster or change
decomposition
the process of rotting, breaking down, or disintegrating
eradication
the act of tearing out by the roots, or of elimintating as if tearing out by the roots
havoc
widespread destruction and devastation; chaos
mar
to inflict damage or spoil the quality of
obliterate
to wipe out completely; to do away with, leaving no trace
pugnacious
combative; eager for a fight
pulverize
to crush into powder
stagnant
stale and foul because of lack of movement
broach
to bring up a subject for discussion
convene
to assemble formally
debut
to make a first public appearance; a formal presentation of a young woman into a society
embark
to board a plane or ship
generate
to create; to bring into being
incipient
beginning to exist or appear
initiative
a beginning or an introductory step; an opening move
innovation
something newly introduced or created
novice
a beginner
overture
a piece of music intented to introduce a longer work
devious
not straightforward; shifty
duplicity
deliberate deception in behavior or speech
ficticious
false or fake; adopted or assumed in order to decieve
guile
sly intelligence
gullible
easily deceived or fooled
hypocritical
giving a false appearance; saying one thing but doing another
masquerade
to disguise oneself
overt
open and observable
reputable
having a good reputation
veracity
truthfulness or accuracy; condormity to fact or truth
acme
the highest point in achievement
adept
very skillful
aptitude
natural ability; talent
astute
having shrewd judgement; observant, clever, and cunning
finesse
to achieve a goal or handle a situation with subtle skill

refinement, delicacy, and skill

subtle; skillful in handling a potentially difficult situation
painstaking
marked by or requiring great care
precocious
showing unusally early development or maturity
prodigy
a person, often young, with exceptional talents or powers
resourceful
effective and imaginative in solving problems; practical
virtuoso
a very skilled musician or othertupe of artist; an expert or master artist
idiosyncracy
an unusual habit of one particular person
innocuous
harmless; not likely to offend anyone
obtrusive
unpleasantly noticable; bold
orthodox
doing and believing what is commonly accepted or customary; following established faiths or beliefs
prevalent
widely or commonly existing or practiced
prosaic
dull; ordinary; lacking in imagination and spirit
quaint
charmingly odd, especially in an old-fasioned way
rarity
something that is very infrequent or scarce
singular
being the only one of a kind; unique
trite
overused and therefor lacking in interest