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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
::: luminary - celebrity (in a specific field); dignitary; object that gives light (as a celestial body)
::: inimical - (of someone) unfriendly; hostile; (of something) harmful; detrimental; CF. enemy
::: subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
::: pungent - stinging; acrid; sharp in taste or smell; (of speech or writing) caustic; N. pungency
::: livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
::: burgeon - grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
::: context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
::: bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
::: arbiter - person with power to decide a matter in dispute; judge who is in a position ot make influential judgments; Ex. supreme arbiter of fashion in beachware