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vulgar - of the common people; deficient in refinement; not refined; coarse; Ex. vulgar display of wealth; N. vulgarism: vulgarity; crudely indecent word; CF. vulgarian: vulgar person; boor; lout
restraint - moderation or self-control; controlling force; restriction
abnegation - renunciation; self-sacrifice; self-abnegation
conservatory - (conservatoire) school of the fine arts (especially music or drama); glass-enclosed area; CF. conservancy
devotee - enthusiastic follower; enthusiast; Ex. devotee of Bach
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
hue_and_cry - outcry; loud cry or clamor; strong protest; Ex. hue and cry against the new rule
girth - distance around something; circumference
belittle - disparage; depreciate
prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone