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dilettante - aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight
antecedents - preceding events that influence what comes later; ancestors or early background
ingenious - marked by inventive skill; clever; resourceful; N. ingenuity
heyday - time of greatest success or power; prime
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
haggard - wasted away; gaunt; Ex. haggard faces of the rescued miners
mange - skin disease (esp. of domestic animals) marked by loss of hair
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
repast - meal; feast; banquet
limber - flexible; supple; pliable; V.