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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
proliferate - grow rapidly (in numbers); spread; multiply; N. proliferation
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
defalcate - embezzle
steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
crave - desire; want intensely
serpentine - winding; twisting; of or like a serpent; Ex. serpentine course of the river; N. serpent: snake