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meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
obelisk - tall column tapering(becoming gradually narrower toward the end) and ending in a pyramid
bacchanalian - drunken
rustic - pertaining to country people; unsophisticated; simple; crude; uncouth; (of furniture) rough with the bark left on; N. rural person; rustic person
mawkish - mushy(sentimental) and gushy; icky-sticky sentimental; excessively and objectionably sentimental
intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
withhold - refuse to give; hold back; Ex. withholding tax
crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
parable - short simple story teaching a moral