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hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
rancor - long-lasting hatred; bitterness; Ex. negotiation without rancor; ADJ. rancorous
geniality - cheerfulness; kindliness; sympathy; ADJ. genial: cheerful and good-tempered
impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
entreat - plead; ask earnestly
marshal - put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
pithy - concise and meaningful; substantial; meaty