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gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
spurious - false; counterfeit; forged; illogical; Ex. spurious arguments
pessimism - belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess; tendency to take the gloomiest possible view of a situation; ADJ. pessimistic
eschew - avoid habitually; Ex. eschew alcoholic drinks
overwhelm - (of water) cover completely; defeat completely by much greater force; Ex. overwhelmed by grief
denotation - meaning; distinguishing by name; V. denote: indicate; refer to directly; mean; CF. connotation
apothecary - druggist; pharmacist
droll - queer and amusing
abject - (of a condition) wretched; as low as possible; lacking pride; very humble; showing lack of self-respect; Ex. abject apology