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::: gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
::: secrete - conceal; hide away or cache; produce and release a substance into an organism; CF. secretive
::: killjoy - grouch; spoilsport; one who intentionally spoils the pleasure of others
::: zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
::: untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
::: fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
::: accost - approach and speak first to a person
::: flourish - grow well; prosper; make sweeping gestures; wave; brandish; Ex. The trees flourished in the sun. N: showy movement or gesture; embellishment or ornamentation (esp. in handwriting)
::: initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
::: faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension