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hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
ichthyology - study of fish; CF. ichthyo-: fish
canto - division of a long poem
congeal - freeze; coagulate
extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
emetic - substance causing vomiting; ADJ.
wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.