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adversary - opponent; enemy
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
conversant - familiar with; having knowledge of
deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
caliber - ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
sibylline - prophetic; oracular; N. sibyl: woman prophet (in the ancient world)
plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician