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convention - social or moral custom; established practice; formal meeting; international agreement
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
acute - (of the senses) sharp; quickly perceptive; keen; penetrating; brief and severe; Ex. acute sense of smell/analysis/pain
luminous - shining (esp. in the dark); issuing light; Ex. luminous paint/road signs
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
smelt - melt (ore) for separating and removing the metal; melt or blend ores changing their chemical composition
glean - gather leavings; gather grain left behind by reapers; gather bit by bit (facts or information) often with difficulty
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
amenities - convenient features that helps to make life pleasant; social courtesies