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::: abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
::: epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus
::: acidulous - slightly sour (in taste or manner); sharp; caustic
::: chronicle - report; record (in chronological order)
::: assumption - something taken for granted; the taking over or taking possession of; Ex. her assumption of power; V. assume
::: wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
::: facilitate - help bring about; make less difficult
::: forebears - (forbears) ancestors
::: motif - theme; recurrent thematic element in a musical or literary work; single or repeated pattern; figure
::: philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete