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scavenge - hunt through discarded materials for usable items or food; search, especially for food; N. scavenger: one who scavenges; animal that feeds on refuse and carrion
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
ennui - boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
entrance - put under a spell(condition caused by magical power); carry away(fill with strong feeling) with emotion; put into a trance; fill with delight
temporal - of time; not lasting forever; limited by time; temporary; secular; worldly
spurious - false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments
vex - annoy; distress
nutritious - providing nourishment
calculated - deliberately planned; likely
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous