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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
rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
rue - regret; lament; mourn; Ex. He will rue the day; N. ADJ. rueful
dote - be excessively fond of; show signs of mental decline
ineffable - unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy
chicanery - trickery; deception
placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
stupor - state of being stupefied; state of apathy; daze; lack of awareness
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold