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dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
peripatetic - walking about from place to place (to work); moving; Ex. peripatetic school of philosophy
deluge - flood; rush; V.
motley - multi-colored (as of a garment worn by a jester); mixed; heterogeneous; CF. jester: one who jests (as a paid fool at medieval courts)
libidinous - lustful
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
fusillade - simultaneous firing or outburst (of missiles, questions, etc.)
tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
roseate - rosy; optimistic; Ex. roseate views
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate