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::: gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
::: dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
::: stickler - perfectionist; person who insists things be exactly right
::: smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
::: connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
::: gist - essence; main point; substance
::: duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
::: habituate - accustom or familiarize; addict
::: martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
::: ravenous - extremely hungry; voracious