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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
cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
emulate - imitate; rival; try to equal or excel (through imitation)
umbrage - resentment; anger; sense of injury or insult; Ex. take umbrage at his rudeness
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
facile - easily accomplished; ready or fluent; superficial; not deep; Ex. facile solution to a complex problem; Ex. facile speaker; N. facility: ability to do something easily and well; ease in doing resulting from skill or aptitude; something that facilitates an action; amenity; Ex. with great facility
diva - operatic singer; prima donna
rotundity - roundness; sonorousness of speech
sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state