Level H Unit 8

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hedonism(n.) the belief that the attainment of pleasure is life's chief aim; devotion to or pursuit of pleasure syn: pleasure seeking, sensuality ant: asceticism, Puritanismlackluster(adj.) lacking brilliance or vitality; dull syn: vapid, insipid, drab, flat ant: brilliant, radiant, dazzlingmalcontent(adj.) discontented with or in open defiance of prevailing conditions; (n.) such a person syn: (adj.) dissatisfied, disgruntled; (n.) grumbler ant: (adj.) satisfied, contented, complacent, smugmellifluous(adj.) flowing sweetly or smoothly, honeyed Syn: euphonious, musical Ant: shrill, strident, harsh, gratingnepotism(n.) undue favoritism to or excessive patronage of one's relativespander(v.) to cater to or provide satisfaction for the low tastes or vices of others; (n.) a person who does this syn: (v.) indulge; (n.) pimp, procurerpeccadillo(n.) a minor sin or offense; a trifling fault or shortcoming syn: lapse ant: felony, mortal sin, enormity, atrocitypiece de resistance(n.) the principal dish of a meal; the principal event incident, or item; an outstanding accomplishment syn: centerpiece, chef-d'oeuvre ant: preliminary, hors d'oeuvreremand(v.) to send or order back; in law, to send back to jail or to a lower court syn: remit, return ant: forward to, send on, releasesyndrome(n.) a group of symptoms or signs that collectively characterizes or indicates a disease, disorder, abnormality, etc. syn: complex, pattern