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marked by active interest and enthusiasm. Avid usually means very eager or enthusiastic. If you're an avid reader, it means you read as much as you can, whenever you can.
marked by excessive complacency or self-satisfaction. A smug person is self-satisfied. You can usually recognize someone who is pleased with himself by his smug little smile and self-righteous remarks.
strike a golf ball lightly. To putt is to hit a golf ball softly with a club, usually when you're close to the hole. Golfers use a special club called a putter when they're ready to putt.
a distinguished female operatic singer. Technically, a diva is a big-time female opera star. Beverly Sills and Maria Callas were two of the world's most renowned divas. More commonly, though, we call anyone who thinks they're more fabulous than everyone else a diva.
make a mess of, destroy, or ruin. Saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, dropping something, tripping and falling: these are some classic bungles — and they’re always embarrassing.