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::: calligraphy - beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
::: 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
::: decadence - decay; fall to a lower level (of morality, civilization, or art); ADJ. decadent
::: stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
::: reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
::: assail - assault
::: eclipse - darken; extinguish; outshine; surpass; cause an eclipse
::: tangential - only slightly connected; not central; peripheral; digressing; showing divergence; CF. tangent
::: putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.