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Word: sybarite

Definition: lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy

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::: punitive - punishing; Ex. punitive measures
::: exiguous - small in amount; minute
::: executioner - person administering capital punishment
::: disclose - reveal; N. disclosure
::: gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
::: rostrum - raised platform for speech-making; pulpit
::: terminology - terms used in a science or art; study of nomenclature
::: runic - mysterious; set down in an ancient alphabet; N. rune: one of the letters of an alphabet used by ancient Germanic peoples (cut on stone or wood); magic charm
::: piecemeal - one part at a time; gradually; in stages; Ex. read a novel piecemeal
::: slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack