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::: kindle - start a fire; ignite; inspire; arouse
::: gustatory - affecting or relating to the sense of taste
::: gourmet - connoisseur of food and drink; epicure
::: monarchy - government under a single ruler
::: solecism - nonstandard grammatical construction; construction that is flagrantly incorrect grammatically; violation of social etiquette
::: vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
::: construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
::: caustic - burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
::: pitfall - hidden danger; concealed trap
::: punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures