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doldrums - blues; listlessness(lack of spirit or energy); slack(inactive) period; period of stagnation; ocean area near the equator where ships cannot move because there is no wind; Ex. in the doldrums
gibe - mock; make jeering remarks; N: jeering remarks
dorsal - relating to the back of an animal; Ex. dorsal fin
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
paramour - illicit lover
savory - pleasant in taste; tasty; pleasing, attractive, or agreeable; Ex. savory reputation
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
gloss - brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
cameo - shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film