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debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
flair - talent
discount - disregard; regard (a story or news) as unimportant; deduct from a cost
innate - inborn
variegated - (esp. of a flower or leaf) many-colored
moodiness - fits of depression or gloom; ADJ. moody: given to changeable moods; subject to periods of depression; gloomy CF. mood: state of mind or emotion
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge