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hackles - hairs on back and neck, especially of a dog; Ex. make someone's hackles rise
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
ambrosia - food of the gods
stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
incorporeal - without a material body; insubstantial
pique - irritation; resentment from wounded pride (eg. loss in a contest); V: provoke; arouse; annoy; cause to feel resentment; Ex. pique her curiosity
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
minion - servile dependent; obsequious follower
enterprise - willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring); Ex. their latest enterprise to sail round the world in a small boat