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abominable - detestable; extremely unpleasant
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
quibble - minor objection or complaint; V: raise minor objections; carp; cavil
throb - (of a heart or machine) beat rapidly or violently; N. Ex. hearthrob: heartbeat; sweetheart
precipitous - steep; overhasty; precipitate
militate - work against; Ex. militate against the chances of promotion; CF. serve as a soldier
privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
coalition - partnership; league; union of separate political parties