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riveting - holding one's attention; absorbing; engrossing
doddering - shaky; infirm from old age; V. dodder
renounce - abandon; give up (by formal announcement); disown; repudiate; Ex. renounce one's claim to the property/one's religion; N. renunciation
dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
cornucopia - horn (or horn-shaped container) overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance; horn of plenty
venerate - revere; treat with great respect
avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
acquiesce - assent; agree passively; comply without protest
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
inroad - hostile invasion; advance that lessens the quantity or difficulty of something; Ex. The long illness made serious inroads on his savings; CF. raid