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prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
rummage - ransack; thoroughly search
distinctive - clearly different from others of the same kind
appropriate - acquire; take possession of for one's own use without permission; set aside for a particular purpose; allocate; CF. misappropriate
exchequer - treasury; Ex. Chancellor of the exchequer
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
flora - plants of a region or era
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism
quintessence - purest and highest embodiment; perfect example; apotheosis; most essential element; Ex. quintessence of wit; ADJ. quintessential; CF. fifth essence