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::: materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
::: contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
::: intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
::: transmute - transform; change; convert to something different
::: staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
::: grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
::: deference - courteous regard for another's wish; courteous yielding to another's wish or opinion (showing respect); ADJ. deferential; OP. effrontery
::: felicitous - (of a word or remark) apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
::: gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
::: crone - hag; ugly old woman