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amatory: expressing love  etymology: from Latin amātōrius, verb conj. of 'to love'

bevy: having many varied & large in quantity grouping/ often people or birds, can be any large quantity of items gathered together -- etymology: c.1430, collective noun of quails and ladies, from Anglo-Fr. bevée, of unknown origin. One supposed definition of the word is "a drinking bout," but this is perhaps a misprint of bever, from O.Fr. beivre (see beverage). Still, it's possible that the original sense could be a company of birds gathered at a puddle or pool for drinking or bathing.

vapid: lacking zest/something flat, dull, uninteresting  etymology: from Latin vapidus for Vapor

tripe: 1. the first and second divisions of the stomach of a ruminant, esp. oxen, sheep, or goats, used as food. Compare honeycomb tripe, plain tripe.
2. Slang. something, esp. speech or writing, that is false or worthless; rubbish.  
i.e. "That is such tripe" as a dismissal of value

ensconce: to settle securely or snugly, to cover or protect.  etymology: from  1590, "to cover with a fort," from en- "make, put in" sconce "small fortification, shelter," probably from Du. schans "earthwork."
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