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Word: sybarite

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


More Vocab Words

::: brook - tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
::: subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
::: pestilential - (pestilent) causing plague; tending to cause death; baneful; N. pestilence: fatal epidemic disease (esp. bubonic plague)
::: quotidian - daily; commonplace; customary; Ex. quotidian routine
::: sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
::: mottled - blotched in coloring; spotted; Ex. mottled face; V. mottle: mark with blotches of different colors
::: nurture - nourish; feed; educate; rear; care for while it is growing or developing; foster; cultivate; N: something that nourishes; rearing
::: proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
::: vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
::: convene - come together; assemble; call to meet; Ex. convene the council