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craven - cowardly
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
hubbub - confused uproar; loud noise; din
preposterous - absurd; completely unreasonable; ridiculous
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
moribund - dying; at the point of death; CF. death
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
recidivism - habitual return to crime (even after being punished); N. recidivist
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce