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::: 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
::: flinch - hesitate; shrink back (in fear of something unpleasant); Ex. She did not flinch in the face of danger.
::: boon - blessing; benefit; something very helpful
::: gull - trick; deceive; hoodwink; N: person who is easily tricked; dupe
::: suffocate - die or kill from lack of air; suppress
::: genuflect - bend the knee as in worship
::: swell - long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
::: ecliptic - path of the sun and the planets
::: suspense - state of being undecided; anxiety or apprehension resulting from uncertainty
::: emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.