Libertine GRE Vocabulary Flashcard
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someone especially a man who indulges in worldly and immoral pleasures e.g. having many sexual relationships with many women, philanderer, Don Juan, satyr, Romeo, lover, licentious, adulterer, womanizer, hedonist, Lothario, wanton, seducer, a man who sows wild oats, pleasure seeker
In our everyday lives, you can see some libertines who are often confronted with tempting stimuli that elicit immediate “hot” desires (e.g. feeling tempted by the chocolate cake) that promise short-term pleasures. Often these short-term pleasures are in conflict with long-term goals that promise long-term benefits (e.g. losing weight) and thus need to be inhibited or overridden to attain these goals. Self-control refers to a person’s ability to inhibit or alter predominant impulses in the service of long-term goals, values, and personal standards.
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