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gusto - eager enjoyment; zest; enthusiasm
stagnant - (of water) not flowing (often bad-smelling); motionless; stale; not developing; inactive; dull; Ex. stagnant industrial output
underhand - (underhanded) done slyly and secretly (being dishonest)
prefatory - introductory; of a preface
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
engulf - surround and swallow up
intoxicate - make drunk; stimulate or excite; Ex. intoxicated by all the money he might win
incontinent - lacking self-restraint; not continent; licentious
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute