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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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::: gadfly - animal-biting fly; irritating person
::: mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
::: slipshod - slovenly; careless; sloppy; untidy; shabby; Ex. slipshod work
::: plebeian - common; vulgar; pertaining to the common people; N: common people in ancient Rome; CF. patrician
::: filth - dirty matter; ADJ. filthy
::: welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
::: sententious - pithy; terse; concise; aphoristic
::: decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
::: sojourn - temporary stay; V: stay for a time
::: endearment - fond word or act; expression of affection