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somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
parquet - floor made of wood strips inlaid in a mosaic like matter; CF. strip: long narrow piece
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
despise - look on with scorn; regard as worthless or distasteful; ADJ. despicable: contemptible
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
intelligentsia - intellectuals; members of the educated elite (often used derogatorily)
indict - charge; N. indictment
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
innocuous - harmless
obfuscate - confuse; muddle; cause confusion; make needlessly complex; make so confused as to be difficult to understand