Epicurean (ep·i·cu·re·an) adj. Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasure, particularly the enjoyment of gourmet food.
Formative (for·ma·tive) adj. Of or relating to formation, growth, or development: the formative stages of a child.
Ostentatious (os·ten·ta·tious) adj. Characterized by or given to pretentiousness. “The chandelier was the most ostentatious I have ever seen.”
Expeditious (ex·pe·di·tious) adj. Acting or done with speed and efficiency.
Nexus (nex·us) n. A means of connection; a link or tie: “The nexus between the mob and gambling.” 2. A connected series or group. 3. The core or center.
Placid (plac·id) adj. 1. Satisfied; complacent. 2. Undisturbed by tumult or disorder; calm or quiet.
Lucid (lu·cid) adj. 1. Easily understood; intelligible. 2. Mentally sound; sane or rational. “A lucid conversation.” 3. Translucent or transparent.
Demonstrable (de·mon·stra·ble) adj. 1. Capable of being demonstrated or proved: “demonstrable truths.” 2. Obvious or apparent: “demonstrable lies.”
Plagiarize (pla·gia·rize) v. 1. To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one’s own. 2.To appropriate for use as one’s own passages or ideas from another.
Ravenous (rav·en·ous) adj. 1. Extremely hungry; voracious. 2. Rapacious; predatory. 3. Greedy for gratification: “Ravenous for power.”