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endemic - prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country; peculiar to a particular region or people; CF. pandemic
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
knotty - intricate; difficult; tangled; CF. knot
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
noisome - foul smelling; very unpleasant; unwholesome
broil - cook by direct heat; N.
sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
forswear - renounce under oath; abandon; make a solemn promise to give up; CF. abjure
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)