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::: epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
::: mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
::: rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
::: argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
::: prestige - respect or admiration; impression produced by achievements or reputation; ADJ: causing admiration; ADJ. prestigious: having prestige
::: sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
::: dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
::: requiem - mass for the dead; dirge
::: efficacy - power to produce desired effect; ADJ. efficacious: effectual
::: adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant