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ogre
a large imaginary person in children’s stories who eats people
ground
to be based firmly on something
purveyor
a person or company that supplies goods or services to people, especially food or drink
auteur
a film director who has a strong influence on the style of the films that he or she makes
people with
If something or somewhere is peopled by/with a particular type of person, it is filled with them
restorative
(formal) making you feel healthier or stronger
tonic
increasing or restoring physical or mental tone : refreshing
promise
The quality of potential excellence
contend
to argue or state that something is true SYN insist
calculated
planned or arranged in order to produce a particular effect
opprobrious
abusive, vituperative, derogatory, (formal) expressing severe criticism and blame
grumpy
truculent, bad-tempered and easily annoyed SYN irritable
circumspect
(formal) thinking carefully about something before doing it, in order to avoid risk SYN cautious
critique
a detailed explanation of the problems of something such as a set of political ideas → evaluation
platitudinous
ordinary, routine, usual, (formal disapproving)​ boring and having no meaning because of being said so many times before
psychiatry
the study and treatment of mental illnesses → psychology
task force
a group of people working together to do a particular job, esp. to solve a problem
manual
a book that gives instructions about how to do something, especially how to use a machine
backwater
an isolated or backward place or condition
coveted
strongly desired by many