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nourish - provide with food necessary for life and growth
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
suppliant - entreating; beseeching; N.
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
carapace - shell covering the back (of a turtle, tortoise, crab, etc.)
invective - abuse
loquacious - talkative; N. loquacity
heresy - opinion contrary to popular belief; opinion contrary to accepted religion; ADJ. heretical; CF. heretic