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connoisseur - person competent to act as a judge of art, etc. (whose judgments are respected); a lover of an art
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
substantial - of substance; material; solid; essential or fundamental; ample; considerable; well-to-do; wealthy
expeditious - done with speed; quick; N. expedition
atavism - resemblance to remote ancestors rather than to parents; reversion to an earlier type; throwback; ADJ. atavistic
callus - area of thick hard skin
avuncular - of or like an uncle
extrinsic - external; not essential or inherent; extraneous; OP. intrinsic
dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
halcyon - calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days