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Word: Epicurean

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


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::: atypical - not normal; not typical
::: cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.
::: appall - dismay; shock deeply
::: vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
::: inextricable - from which it is impossible to get free; that cannot be untied; Ex. inextricable troubles; Ex. inextricable two histories
::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: ingrate - ungrateful person (not expressing thanks)
::: smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
::: posture - assume an affected pose; act artificially; N: pose; attitude
::: cordon - extended line of men or fortifications to prevent access or egress; (