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::: pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
::: inadvertently - unintentionally; by oversight; carelessly
::: pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
::: caste - one of the hereditary classes in Hindu society; social stratification; prestige
::: sanctuary - place of refuge; shelter; shrine; holy place; Ex. The outlaw was granted sanctuary in the church.
::: halting - hesitant; faltering; not fluent; Ex. halting steps/voice; V. halt: proceed or act with uncertainty; falter; hesitate; waver; stop
::: catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art
::: insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible
::: memorialize - commemorate
::: intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)