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penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
encomiastic - praising; eulogistic; N. encomium: very high praise; eulogy
veritable - being truly so; real or genuine; actual; not false or imaginary
tenuous - thin; slim; rare
desperado - reckless, desperate outlaw
wastrel - waster; profligate
untenable - (of a position, esp. in an argument) indefensible; not able to be maintained
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
orthography - correct spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics
ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes