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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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::: incantation - singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; (the saying of) words used in magic; CF. enchant
::: panache - flair; manner of doing things without any difficulty (causing admiration); flamboyance; bunch of feathers (on a helmet); Ex. with great panache; CF.
::: antidote - remedy to counteract a poison or disease; Ex. antidote to the economic troubles
::: betoken - signify; indicate; be a sign of
::: precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: carousal - drunken revel; V. carouse
::: institution - instituting; (building for the) organization; established custom, practice, or relationship in a society; mental hospital; Ex. institution of marriage
::: shove - push forward; push roughly; Ex. pushing and shoving to get on the bus; N.
::: duration - length of time something lasts