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Word: Epicurean

Definition: believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.


More Vocab Words

::: impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
::: draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
::: milieu - social environment; means of expression; Ex. feel out of one's milieu; Ex. His proper milieu is watercolor.
::: inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid
::: behemoth - huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
::: waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
::: detraction - slandering; aspersion; detracting; CF. detractor
::: conclusive - decisive; ending all debate
::: graphite - black form of carbon used in lead pencils
::: ingenuous - naive and trusting; young; unsophisticated; candid