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::: incubus - burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
::: dispense - distribute; prepare and give out (medicines); N. dispensation: dispensing; religious system; official exemption from an obligation or a rule
::: adage - wise saying; proverb
::: foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
::: obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
::: disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
::: 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
::: germinal - pertaining to a germ; creative; Ex. germinal idea
::: implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
::: 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