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defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
comprise - include; consist of
philanthropist - lover of mankind; doer of good; N. philanthropy
benign - kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
imperceptible - unnoticeable; impossible to perceive; undetectable
clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos