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gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
tether - tie (an animal) with a rope or tether; N: rope or chain to which an animal is tied; limit of one's endurance; Ex. the end of one's tether
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
posthumous - after death (as of child born after father's death or book published after author's death); coming or occurring after one's death; Ex. posthumous fame/novel
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
eccentric - irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
plenitude - abundance; plenty; great amount; completeness; fullness; CF. plenary, plenty
wholesome - conducive to mental or physical health; healthful