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Kitchen Vocabulary

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delectable
extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
ephemeral
lasting a very short time
diffuse
to spread or scatter freely or widely
transitory
temporary; lasting a brief time
mortified
humiliated; embarrassed
affectation
unnatural or artificial behavior, usually intended to impress
precocious
talented beyond one's age
stoicism
calm indifference to pleasure or pain
profundity
the intellectual ability to penetrate deeply into ideas
artlessly
free from deceit, cunning, or craftiness
feign
to pretend
harbinger
forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
nonplussed
filled with bewilderment
befuddled
confused and vague
eccentric
conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
discernment
ability to make good judgments
limpid
clear, transparent
reverie
a daydream; the condition of being lost in thought
dirigible
an airship
staunchly
loyally; faithfully
obnoxious
very unpleasant; disgusting
abhorrent
very repugnant; hateful.
sentimentality
the quality or condition of being excessively emotional
prodigiously
enormously
recoil
to retreat; to draw back