gastronomy n. practice or art of choosing, cooking, and eating good foodparaglide n. recreational sport of soaring from a slope or a cliff using a modified parachute
Tourists were looking for a product, either active holidays such as paragliding and diving, or more leisure-based breaks involving nature and gastronomy tourism.
bolster v. support or strengthen; prop upnurture v. further the development of
They were seeking evidence that might bolster a conspiracy theory long nurtured by President Trump.
sensationalize v. present information about (something) in a way that provokes public interest and excitement mitigate v. make less severe, serious, or painful
The police will not release the videos in an effort not to sensationalize the men's actions and to mitigate the potential of other individuals being inspired.
curtailment n. action or fact of reducing or restricting somethingtimber n. wood prepared for use in building and carpentry
Companies have announced shutdowns or curtailments in more than two dozen timber mills in the province.
doom n. an unpleasant or disastrous destinynone the less ad. in spite of that; nevertheless
I fancy that he made a miscalculation, and if we had not been there, his doom would none the less have been sealed.
pitch black a. completely dark; as black as pitch
creak v. make a high-pitched, screeching noise
The place was pitch black, our feet creaked and crackled over the bare planking, and my outstretched hand touched a wall from which the paper was hanging in ribbons.
deplorable a. of very poor quality or conditionirreparable a. impossible to repair, rectify, or amend
Any show of surprise and emotion upon your part might have drawn attention to my identity and led to the most deplorable and irreparable results.
groom n. a person employed to take care of horsespage n. a young person employed in a hotel or other establishment to run errands, open doors, etc
My groom and my page sleep out of the house, and may beset aside altogether.
regurgitation n. action of bringing swallowed food up again to mouthwhish v. make a sibilant sound
I knew at once by the whishing sound that there was a slight leakage, which allowed a regurgitation of water through one of the side cylinders.
predominate v. appear very large or occupy a commanding positioneclipse v. be greater in significance than
In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex.
bustle v. move or cause to move energetically or busilydangle v. hang freely
It was indeed our visitor of the afternoon who came bustling in, dangling his glasses more vigorously than ever.
creep v. occur or develop graduallysyllable n. the least bit of expression; slightest detail, as of something said
Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time.
populist n. person of a political party seeking to represent the interests of ordinary peopleimperative n. an essential or urgent thing
With Faubus, who had genuine populist impulses, racism was a political imperative.
homespun a. simple and unsophisticated