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DILETTANTE

aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight

The meaning of the word dilettante is aimless follower of an art or a field of knowledge (not taking it seriously); amateur; dabbler; CF. delight.

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WordMeaning
peregrinationjourney; V. peregrinate
senilityold age; feeblemindedness of old age; ADJ. senile: resulting from old age; showing the weakness of body or mind from old age; Ex. senile dementia
threshbeat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
mercurialcapricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
fledglinginexperienced; N: young bird that has acquired wing feathers and is learning to fly; inexperienced person
dinghysmall boat (often ship's boat)
provisionaltentative; temporary
implysuggest a meaning not expressed; signify
canvassdetermine or seek opinions, votes, etc.; go through (a region) to solicit votes or orders; conduct a survey; N.
shavingvery thin piece, usually of wood (cut from a surface with a sharp blade)