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esurient
HUNGRY, GREEDY
slake
1) to lessen the force of: MODERATE 2) SATISFY, QUENCH (to ~thirst/curiosity) 3) to cause (a substance, such as lime) to heat and crumble by treatment with water: HYDRATE
thespian
1) ACTOR 2) from the tradition that Thespis was the originator of the actor's role: relating to the drama: DRAMATIC
belabor
1) to attack verbally 2) to beat soundly (to ~across the shoulders) 3) to explain or insist on excessively
kismet
FATE
longwinded
tediously long in speaking or writing
ramification
1) CONSEQUENCE, OUTGROWTH (the ramifications of the decision) 2) a branched structure 3) BRANCH, OFFSHOOT
cozen
to deceive, win over, or induce to do something by artful coaxing and wheedling or shrewd trickery
perennial
1) present at all seasons of the year 2) PERSISTENT, ENDURING 3) continuing without interruption: CONSTANT, PERPETUAL 4) regularly repeated or renewed: RECURRENT
quibble
1) o evade the point of an argument by caviling about words 2) BICKER, CAVIL, CARP
prattle
1) trifling or empty talk 2) a sound that is meaningless, repetitive, and suggestive of the chatter of children
recluse
1) a person who leads a secluded or solitary life 2) marked by withdrawal from society: SOLITARY
parlous
full of danger or risk
panglossian
marked by the view that all is for the best in this best of possible worlds: excessively optimistic
jejune
1) devoid of significance or interest: DULL (~lectures) 2) JUVENILE, PUERILE (~reflections on life ) 3) lacking nutritive value (~diets)
virago
a loud overbearing woman: TERMAGANT
ecclesiastical
r relating to a church especially as an established institution
desecrate
1) to violate the sanctity of: PROFANE (to ~a temple) 2) to treat disrespectfully, irreverently, or outrageously
apothegm
a short, pithy, and instructive saying or formulation: APHORISM
recreant
1) COWARD/crying for mercy 2) APOSTATE, DESERTER/unfaithful to duty or allegiance