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colander - utensil with perforated bottom used for straining
plump - pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader
glib - fluent (with insincerity or superficiality); facile; slick
malignant - tending to cause death; highly injurious; aggressively malevolent; Ex. malignant tumor
acetic - vinegary
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
depreciate - lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
civil - having to do with citizens; not military or religious; courteous and polite; Ex. married in a civil ceremony; Ex. civil strife/disorder/law; N. civility; CF. civic