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vim
energy; vigor
plenary
full; complete.
gastronome
a lover of good food and drink.
sine qua non
an indispensable thing
exegete
one who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
recondite
difficult to understand.
diktat
an authoritative decree or order.
esurient
hungry; greedy
ineffable
incapable of being expressed
dubiety
the condition or quality of being doubtful; also, a matter of doubt.
renascent
rising again into being; showing renewed vigor.
sesquipedalian
(of words) long; having many syllables.
encumbrance
a burden, impediment, or hindrance.
comity
a state of mutual harmony, friendship, and respect.
quondam
former; sometime
susurration
a whispering; a soft murmur
irrefragable
impossible to refute
tutelage
guardianship; protection; also, instruction
predilection
established preference.
flippant
showing inappropriate levity; pert
grandee
a man of elevated rank or station; a nobleman.
wunderkind
one who achieves success or acclaim during youth
lucre
money; profit
epigone
an inferior imitator.
sang-froid
coolness in trying circumstances
consanguineous:
related by blood; descended from the same ancestor