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despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
virtuoso - highly skilled artist (esp. in music); Ex. piano virtuoso
retaliate - repay in kind (usually for bad treatment); V. retaliate
rejoinder - reply; retort; comeback; V. rejoin: say in reply
egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
recuperate - recover; return to health; regain; Ex. recuperate losses
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
epicure - connoisseur of food and drink; gourmet; ADJ. epicurean; CF. Epicurus