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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
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
hoard - stockpile; accumulate for future use; N: supply stored for future use
ascendancy - controlling influence; position of controlling influence; CF. in the ascendant
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
effluvium - noxious(harmful) smell
brink - edge (at the top of a cliff); Ex. on the brink of the Grand Canyon
imprudent - lacking caution; not prudent; injudicious
narrative - related to telling a story; N: narrated account; story; V. narrate: tell (a story); CF. narration
droll - queer and amusing