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impair - injure; hurt; damage
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
biennial - every two years
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
thrash - beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.
fructify - bear fruit; produce fruit
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
fraught - filled (with something unpleasant); full; Ex. fraught with danger and difficulties; CF. freight
pendulous - hanging; suspended
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful