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tribune - official of ancient Rome elected by the plebians to protect their rights; protector of the people
tedium - boredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious
contravene - contradict; oppose; violate (a rule, law, or custom); N. contravention
plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
fortitude - bravery; courage; strength of mind
didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
functional - made for practical use only (without decoration); functioning; Ex. functional modern furniture; CF. functionalism
rampant - growing or spreading uncontrollably; growing in profusion; unrestrained; Ex. rampant lawlessness/weed
quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
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