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esurient \ih-SUR-ee-uhnt; -ZUR-\ (adjective) - Hungry; voracious; greedy.
"Paul, whose stomach suffered no pangs, regarded the fellow with esurient eyes, the eyes of an avid curiosity." -- Carl Van Vechten, 'Firecrackers'...Read More
tutelage \TOO-tuhl-ij; TYOO-\ (noun) - 1 : The act of guarding or protecting; guardianship; protection. 2 : The state of being under a guardian or tutor. 3 : Instruction, especially individual instruction accompanied by ...Read More
exegete \EK-suh-jeet\ (noun) - A person who explains or interprets difficult parts of written works.
"Haunted by the mystery of my patron saint, I stumbled for a long time over an enigma which no exegete has yet cleared ...Read More
pugnacious \puhg-NAY-shuhs\ (adjective) - Inclined to fight; combative; quarrelsome.
"After tolerating Patrick's pugnacious daughter, Kane would be ready to swear off women for the rest of his life." -- Carol Finch, '...Read More
plenary \PLEE-nuh-ree; PLEN-uh-ree\ (adjective) - 1 : Full in all respects; complete; absolute; as, plenary authority. 2 : Fully attended by all qualified members.
"The first plenary session held at the conference was ...Read More
expropriate \ek-SPROH-pree-ayt\ (transitive verb) - 1 : To deprive of possession. 2 : To transfer (the property of another) to oneself.
"You never know when some tinhorn general's going to expropriate your property as ...Read More