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lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
primp - groom oneself with care; adorn oneself
philistine - narrow-minded person, uncultured and exclusively interested in material gain; uncultured person who is indifferent to artistic and cultural values; member of an ancient people in Palestine; OP. aesthete
skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
teetotalism - practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious