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frail - weak; N. frailty
muggy - (of weather) warm and damp
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled
balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
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
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
primogeniture - seniority by birth; state of being the first-born child; right of the eldest child (to inherit the entire property of one or both parents)
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves