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decapitate - behead
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
paean - song of praise or joy; Ex. paeans celebrating the victory
earthly - of this earth; terrestrial; worldly; not divine; possible; Ex. no earthly reason
rhetoric - art of effective communication; art of using language effectively and persuasively; style of speaking or writing; grandiloquent language; Ex. political rhetoric; ADJ. rhetorical; CF. rhetorical question: question to which no answer is expected as ``Who knows it ?''
abridge - condense or shorten
degenerate - become worse in quality; deteriorate; ADJ: having become worse; Ex. a degenerate species; N: depraved or corrupt person
depravity - extreme corruption; wickedness; V. deprave
penchant - strong inclination; strong liking (esp. for something that is disapproved of by other people); Ex. penchant for fast cars
apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension