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fervid - ardent; zealous; hot
dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
unilateral - one-sided; involving or affecting only one side; Ex. unilateral declaration
nauseate - cause to become sick; fill with disgust; fill nausea
apostate - one who abandons his religious faith or political beliefs; N. apostasy
atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
trite - hackneyed; commonplace
ornithologist - scientific student of birds; N. ornithology: scientific study of birds
elastic - able to spring back into shape; quick to recover (as from disappointment); able to adapt to change; Ex. elastic plans; N: elastic material
gauche - clumsy (in social behavior); coarse and uncouth