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overthrow - topple; N.
vouch - give a personal guarantee; Ex. I can vouch for his integrity; N. voucher
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
obviate - make unnecessary; get rid of; Ex. obviate the need
stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator
capillary - having a very fine bore; resembling a hair; fine and slender; Ex. capillary attraction; N: very fine hairlike tube; CF. capillarity
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
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
materialism - preoccupation with physical comforts and things; excessive regard for worldly concerns (rather than spiritual matters)