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epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
adversity - great hardship or affliction; misfortune; calamitous event
reparable - capable of being repaired
provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)
acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain