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pristine - unspoiled; remaining in a pure state; characteristic of earlier times; primitive; Ex. an old book in pristine condition
vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
impudence - impertinence; insolence
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character