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meteoric - like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor
forsake - desert; abandon; renounce
scourge - lash; whip (formerly used for punishment); source of severe punishment; V: whip; afflict
benefactor - gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
acclivity - sharp upslope of a hill; OP. declivity
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
eulogistic - praising; full of eulogy
jaunt - trip; short journey
paraphernalia - equipment; odds and ends used in a particular activity; personal belongings; Ex. photographic paraphernalia; CF. married woman's property exclusive of her dowry
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)