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Daemon
Posted: Friday, December 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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sumptuous

(adjective) Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish.

Synonyms: deluxe, opulent, princely, luxurious

Usage: The sumptuous homes of the wealthy were full of gilding and ornament.
monamagda
Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014 4:43:05 AM

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Sumptuous comes from the Latin sumptus which means expensive. Sumptus is related to sumere which means to consume. The word sumptuous carries both meanings with it. It is a pricey, high quality thing that's meant to be consumed or enjoyed. You wouldn't use sumptuous to describe a tractor, even if has leather seats and cost more than your house.




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NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014 8:04:24 AM

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'Sumptuous' always makes me think of 'sump'.
striker
Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014 10:27:02 AM
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the sumptuous car in my neighbor driveway doesn't fit the community
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:27:23 AM

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The sumptuous lifestyle of those in the U.S. Congress is more then appalling, it is truly criminal.
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