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philatelist - stamp-collector; N. philately: stamp collecting
adore - love deeply and respect highly
context - writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs
mincing - affectedly dainty(delicate); V. mince: cut (esp. meat) into very small pieces; walk with exaggerated primness; walk in an unnatural way, taking little short steps; Ex. The actor minced across the stage; CF. mincemeat; CF. mincer
metropolis - large city
provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
hallucination - delusion; false idea; false perception of objects with a compelling sense of their reality; objects so perceived; V. hallucinate; ADJ. hallucinatory
collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline