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::: complacency - self-satisfaction; smugness; ADJ. complacent
::: epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
::: extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
::: ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
::: stanch - stop or check flow of blood; Ex. stanch the gushing wound
::: precedent - preceding (in time, rank, etc.)
::: aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified
::: estranged - separated; alienated; V. estrange: alienate (people in a family); N. estrangement
::: pugilist - boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
::: spurn - reject disdainfully; scorn; Ex. She spurned all offers of help.