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::: voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader
::: tantamount - equivalent in effect or value; Ex. This invasion is tantamount to a declaration of war; CF. amount
::: materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
::: irate - angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
::: exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
::: scaffold - temporary platform for workers (to work at heights above the ground); bracing framework; platform for execution
::: connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
::: carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture