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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
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
indeterminate - uncertain; not clearly fixed; indefinite
misconduct - immoral behavior; bad management; V.
wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern
fanfare - call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
parasite - animal or plant living on another; toady; sycophant; CF. para-: beside
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)