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furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
varnish - paint used to coat a surface with a glossy film; glossy coating produced by using this substance; Ex. nail varnish; V.
belabor - harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
incarnate - endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
complicity - participation; involvement (in a questionable act or a crime)
stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
sagacious - wise; perceptive; shrewd; having insight; N. sagacity
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)