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gazette - official periodical publication; newspaper
ossify - change or harden into bone; become hard and unchanging in one's ideas
wholesome - conducive to mental or physical health; healthful
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
vaunted - boasted; bragged; highly publicized; V. vaunt: boast; brag
impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
malediction - curse
remediable - reparable
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
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