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aesthete
noun:
One having or affecting great sensitivity to beauty, as in art or nature.
esthete
fulsome
\FUL-sum\, adjective:
1. Offensive to the taste or sensibilities.
2. Insincere or excessively lavish; especially, offensive from excess of praise.
buttery, oleaginous, smarmy, unctuous, oily
ostensible
\ah-STEN-suh-bul\, adjective:
Represented or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
His ostensible purpose was charity, but his real goal was popularity.
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seeming, apparent
militate
\MIL-ih-tayt\, intransitive verb:
To have force or influence; bring about an effect or a change.
"All these factors militated to a different targeting priority"
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"Politeness militated against this opinion being expressed"
vertiginous
vertiginous \vur-TIJ-uh-nuhs\, adjective:
1. Affected with vertigo; giddy; dizzy.
2. Causing or tending to cause dizziness.
3. Turning round; whirling; revolving.
4. Inclined to change quickly or frequently; inconstant.
"my small mind contained in earthly human limits, not lost in vertiginous space and elements unknown"
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dizzy, giddy, woozy
stanch
\STONCH; STANCH\, transitive verb:
1. To stop or check the flow of (blood or tears, for example).
2. To stop the flow of blood from (a wound).
3. To stop, check, or allay.
opprobrium
\uh-PRO-bree-uhm\, noun:
1. Disgrace; infamy; reproach mingled with contempt.
2. A cause or object of reproach or disgrace.
obloquy, infamy
solace
\SOL-is\, noun:
1. Comfort in time of grief; alleviation of grief or anxiety.
2. That which relieves in distress; that which cheers or consoles; a source of relief.

transitive verb:
1. To comfort or cheer in grief or affliction; to console.
2. To allay; to soothe; as, "to solace grief."
"But immediately afterwards he dispels the agony by finding his customary solace in tales of chivalry."
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consolation, solacement
cataract
\KAT-uh-rakt\, noun:
1. A great fall of water over a precipice; a large waterfall.
2. A downpour; a flood.
3. A clouding or opacity of the lens or capsule of the eye, which obstructs the passage of light.
"Niagara is no virgin. Today, its cataract can be stopped with the pull of a lever, and less than half its natural flow pours over the precipice."