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object to the procedure, though many of our most important medical discoveries were made through vivisection.
joie de vivre
literally joy of living, this phrase describes an immense delight in being alive, an effervescent keenness for all the daily activities that human beings indulge in (people who possess joie de vivre are never moody, depressed, bored, or apathetic — on the contrary, they are full of sparkle, eager to engage in all group activities, and, most important, always seem to be having a good time, no matter what they're doing)
a feeling of boredom, discontent, or weariness resulting sometimes from having a jaded, oversophisticated appetite.
a person who lives luxuriously, especially in respect to rich food, good liquor, expensive theater parties, operas, and other accoutrements of upper-class life; convivial; gourmet
one who has a keen interest in food and liquor, but is much more fastidious, is more of a connoisseur, has a most discerning palate for delicate tastes, flavors, and differences; goes in for rare delicacies
one who eats voraciously, with no discernment whatsoever, but merely for the purpose of stuffing himself
frank, open, artless — in other words, not likely to try to put anything over on you, not apt to hide feelings or thoughts that more sophisticated persons would consider it wise, tactful, or expedient to conceal
crafty, cunning, dishonest, artful, insincere, untrustworthy — all these while making a pretense of being simple, frank, and aboveboard — a wolf in sheep's clothing
one who has not learned the ways of the world, and is therefore idealistic and trusting beyond the point of safety; such idealism and trust have probably come from ignorance or inexperience
to look inward, examine your mental processes and emotional reactions, in the intense way characteristic of the introvert
etymologically "equal (or balanced) mind" — hence, evenness or calmness of mind; composure
exhibiting courage and fearlessness (and not a single tremble!) when confronted by dangers from which you and I would run like the cowards we are
region that lies well beyond, way outside, a large city — generally inhabited by well-to-do families
made of roughhewn wood, or suitable to a farmhouse; person: unsophisticated, uncouth, boorish, lacking in social graces, uncultured
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