nemesis

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Definition: (noun) A source of harm or ruin. Synonyms: bane, scourge, curse. Usage: My doctor says I need to improve my diet immediately, but fast food, my great nemesis, tempts me every day during my commute home. Discuss

accustom

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Definition: (verb) Make psychologically or physically used (to something). Synonyms: habituate. Usage: Endeavor, then, to accustom yourself to our manner of living in these northern climes as you did to those of Rome, Florence, Milan, and Madrid. Discuss

buttery

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Definition: (adjective) Unpleasantly and excessively suave or ingratiating in manner or speech. Synonyms: fulsome, oleaginous, smarmy, unctuous, soapy, oily. Usage: John's buttery praise was getting him nowhere with our new boss, who was clearly astute enough to discern an attempt to curry favor. Discuss