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martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
nostrum - questionable medicine; quack medicine; CF. our (remedy)
ecstasy - rapture; very strong feeling of joy and happiness; any overpowering emotion; ADJ. ecstatic: causing or experiencing ecstasy
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
clandestine - secret
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
codify - arrange (laws or rules) as a code; classify; N. code: system of words used instead of ordinary writing; collection of laws, rules, established social customs