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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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::: parley - conference (between opponents); CF. speak
::: cistern - reservoir or water tank
::: exploit - brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
::: concise - brief and compact
::: hermetic - concerning alchemy or magic; obscure and mysterious; occult
::: antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
::: induce - persuade; lead to do something; bring about; N. inducement
::: assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
::: pastoral - rural; of rural life; idyllic; of a pastor
::: pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical