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::: whinny - neigh like a horse; CF. neigh: make the sound which horses make
::: 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
::: pediatrician - physician specializing in children's diseases; N. pediatrics
::: disengage - uncouple; separate; disconnect; stop fighting; OP. engage
::: tacit - understood (without actually being expressed); not put into words; Ex. tacit agreement
::: trifling - trivial; unimportant
::: invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
::: sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
::: tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
::: decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent