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GUST


Latin GUSTUS, “taste”

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GUSTO

(gəs´ tō) n. Enthusiastic enjoyment
The hungry children dug into the delicious spaghetti with great gusto.
syn: relish ant: dislike

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GUSTATORY

(gəs´ tə tôr ē) adj. Having to do with the sense of taste
Gene thanked the waiter for the best gustatory experience of his life.

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SIP, SAP


Latin SAPERE, “to taste”

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INSIPID

(in si´ pəd) adj. Dull; uninteresting
Latin in, “not,” + sapere = having no taste
Wendy quickly tired of her sister’s insipid conversation.
syn: colorless ant: intriguing

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SAPIENT

(sā´ pē ənt) adj. Having knowledge; wise
Human beings have long thought themselves the only sapient beings on planet Earth.
syn: conscious ant: unthinking

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AV

Latin AVERE, “to crave, to desire”

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AVID

(a´ vəd) adj. Enthusiastic; eager
Stan was such an avid fan of the team that he called in sick rather than miss the big game.
syn: devoted ant: uninterested

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AVARICE

(a´ və rəs) n. Desire for wealth;greed
Nelson’s avarice led him to make risky decisions on behalf of the company.

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BIB

Latin BIBERE, “to drink”

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IMBIBE

(im bīb´) v. Drink; soak up
in, “into,” + bibere= drink in
Spanish merchants, having imbibed the culture of their Middle Eastern trading partners, brought new customs back to Spain.
syn: absorb

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BIBULOUS

(bi´ byə ləs) adj. Drunken
When I asked how the party was going, Chuck gave me a bibulous grin.

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GLUT

Latin GLUTTIRE, “to devour”

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GLUT

(glət) n. Too much of something; oversupply
The glut of similar-sounding songs on the radio station drove listeners to change the channel.

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GLUTTON

(glə´ tən) n. One who wants or takes too much (especially food or drink)
Anyone who eats as much turkey as Sheila did is a glutton in my opinion.

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PALAT

Latin PALATUM, “palate”

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PALATE

(pa´ lət) n. Taste or liking
Although many people like the music of Mozart, it does not suit my palate.
syn: appetite

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PALATABLE

(pa´ lə tə bəl) adj. Acceptable; satisfactory
I found the actor’s impressions palatable, but I wouldn’t recommend him for any awards.
syn: tolerable ant: unbearable