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abominable - detestable; extremely unpleasant
sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use
abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
circumvent - outwit; defeat by behaving more cleverly; outsmart; baffle; avoid; get around
jargon - language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
poignancy - quality of being deeply moving; keenness of emotion; ADJ. poignant: touching; deeply moving; (of sorrow, grief, etc.) painful; keenly distressing to the mind; Ex. poignant memory/anxiety; CF. prick
equipoise - balance; balancing force; equilibrium