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astringent - binding; causing contraction (stopping bleeding); harsh or severe; stringent; Ex. astringent criticism
apolitical - having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
coddle - treat gently; indulge excessively; pamper; mollycoddle; baby; cook in water just below boiling point; Ex. coddled eggs
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
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
prurient - having or causing lustful desires and thoughts; arousing immoderate sexual desire
sober - serious; solemn; not drunken; abstemious or temperate; V: make or become sober
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
blunt - having a dull edge; abrupt and frank in speech or manner; brusque; V: make or become blunt