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poultice - soothing application applied to sore and inflamed portions of the body
goad - urge on; drive with a goad; cause (someone) to do something by continued annoyance; Ex. They goaded him into doing it by saying he was a coward; N: sharp-pointed stick for driving cattle; stimulus; CF. annoy continually
wallow - roll in mud; indulge in; (of a ship) roll in a rough sea; become helpless; Ex. wallow in the mud/luxury
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
formality - ceremonious quality; ceremonious adherence to rules; something done just for form's sake; Ex. mere formality
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
pedagogy - teaching; art of education
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
attribute - essential quality; V: ascribe; explain