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clasp - hold firmly within arms
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
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
stalemate - deadlock; situation in which further action is blocked
wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
alleviate - relieve (pain)
sturdy - strong and firm (in the body)
primary - first in rank or importance; principal; earliest in time; Ex. primary stages; N. CF. first
recalcitrant - disobedient or resisting authority even after being punished; obstinately stubborn; determined to resist authority; unruly; Ex. recalcitrant child
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch