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Epicurean - believing that pleasure is good and suffering is bad and should be avoided; N.
primate - group of mammals including humans
exalt - raise in rank or dignity; praise highly; inspire; Ex. exalt the imagination; ADJ. exalted; N. exaltation
paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
madrigal - pastoral song; song for several singers without instruments
practical - based on experience; of or acquired through practice (rather than theory); useful; Ex. practical man
imposture - assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
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
kismet - fate; destiny; Ex. Kismet is the Arabic word for fate.
belligerent - quarrelsome