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sinewy - (of meat) tough; strong and firm; muscular; N. sinew: tendon; strong cord connecting a muscle to a bone
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
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
horticultural - pertaining to cultivation of gardens; N. horticulture: science or art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, or ornamental plants; CF. agriculture: science or art of farming or growing crops
palimpsest - parchment or piece of writing material used for second time after original writing has been erased
memorialize - commemorate
dwindle - shrink; reduce gradually
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
tessellated - mosaic; inlaid; Ex. tessellated pattern
potent - powerful; convincing; persuasive; greatly influential