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::: covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)
::: atrophy - wasting away; V: weaken and lose flesh and muscle (through lack of blood or lack of use)
::: abstain - refrain; withhold from participation; intentionally not use one's vote;
::: voluptuous - sensual; of or giving sensual pleasure; indulging in sensual pleasures; Ex. voluptuous lines; Ex. voluptuous life of the Romans; N. voluptuary: voluptuous person
::: hummock - small hill; hillock
::: adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
::: masticate - chew
::: stodgy - dull; stuffy; boringly conservative; Ex. stodgy book
::: champion - support militantly; fight for; N: person who fights for or supports strongly (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
::: irony - hidden sarcasm or satire; use of words that seem to mean the opposite of what they actually mean; use of words to convey the opposite of their literal meaning