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holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
gratuity - tip
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead