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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
fecundity - fertility; fruitfulness; ADJ. fecund: very productive of crops or young
dissolution - disintegration; reduction to a liquid form; looseness in morals; sensual indulgence; debauchery; ADJ. dissolute: lacking in moral restraint; leading an immoral life
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention
criteria - standards used in judging; CF. criterion
cardiologist - doctor specializing in ailments of the heart
apiarist - person who keeps bees
obstreperous - boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
lustrous - shining; brilliant; Ex. lustrous hair
retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory