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::: secular - worldly; not pertaining to church matters or religion; temporal
::: wean - accustom a baby not to nurse; accustom (the young of a mammal) to take nourishment other than by suckling; give up a cherished activity; cause to gradually leave (an interest or habit); Ex. wean oneself from cigarettes
::: grapple - wrestle; come to grips with; take hold of and struggle with; Ex. grapple with the burglar
::: 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
::: pusillanimous - cowardly; lacking courage; fainthearted
::: jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism
::: plumber - one who installs and repairs pipes and plumbing(pipes)
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience
::: begrudge - envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
::: recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to