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::: gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
::: malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
::: relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
::: clamber - climb by crawling with difficulties; scramble
::: divest - strip (as of clothes); deprive (as of rights); dispossess; N. divestiture(divestment)
::: exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
::: instigate - start; urge; provoke; incite; Ex. instigate a search/quarrel
::: contingent - dependent on something uncertain or in the future; conditional; happening by chance; accidental; N: a group of soldiers, ships to a larger force; CF. contingency: future event that may or may not occur; possibility; Ex. prepare for every contingency
::: aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
::: inconsequential - insignificant; unimportant