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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

::: luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
::: Occident - the West
::: inhibit - restrain; prohibit; retard or prevent; N. inhibition
::: immutable - unchangeable
::: censure - blame; criticize; express strong disapproval; N: severe criticism; strong disapproval
::: impalpable - imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
::: genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
::: fetter - shackle; restrict the freedom of; N. chain or shackle for the foot of a prisoner; CF. foot
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate