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adventitious - accidental; casual; happening by chance
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
frenzied - madly excited; N. frenzy: violent wild excitement
ostensible - apparent; appearing as such; professed(pretended); pretended; Ex. ostensible purpose of the expedition
aspire - seek to attain (position or status); long for; Ex. aspire to become president; Ex. aspire to/after the leadership
discerning - mentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
momentum - quantity of motion of a moving body; impetus; moving force
rational - (of a person) having reason; (of ideas) based on reason; logical
recital - act of reciting publicly; detailed account; performance of music or dance (by a solo performer)