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::: hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
::: denigrate - blacken; defame
::: industrious - diligent; hard-working; N. industry
::: impoverish - make poor; deprive of natural strength or something important; Ex. impoverished soil
::: paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
::: trappings - outward decorations; ornaments (as an outward sign of rank)
::: homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
::: tout - promote or publicize (one's goods or service); praise excessively (as a form of advertisement); CF. advertise
::: subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
::: avenge - take vengence for something or on behalf of someone; Ex. They avenged his death by burning the village; Ex. He swore to avenge his brother; Ex. They avenged themselves on their enemy.