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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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::: brackish - somewhat saline
::: ecosystem - ecological community together with its environment
::: jargon - language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
::: impending - nearing; approaching; about to happen
::: nonsense - speech or writing with no meaning; foolish behavior or language; Ex. make (a) nonsense of: spoil; cause to fail
::: illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
::: flicker - burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
::: decrepit - weak and in bad condition from old age or hard use; Ex. decrepit old chair/man
::: devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
::: obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife