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::: faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
::: symbiosis - interdependent relationship (between groups, species) often mutually beneficial; ADJ. symbiotic; CF. together + life
::: simplistic - oversimplified
::: insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
::: carillon - a set of bells (often in a tower) capable of being played
::: dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
::: fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
::: 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
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: venial - (of a fault or sin) forgivable; trivial