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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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::: potentate - monarch; sovereign
::: lofty - very high
::: charm - quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch
::: sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
::: atheistic - denying the existence of God; N. atheism
::: ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
::: collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
::: noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious
::: bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
::: petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze