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monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
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
incredulous - withholding belief; skeptical; showing disbelief
decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
fluted - having vertical parallel grooves (as in a pillar); V. flute: make long parallel inward curves in; N. flute: long rounded groove incised on the shaft of a column
plump - pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
carcinogenic - causing cancer; N. carcinogen