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stentorian - (of the voice) extremely loud; CF. Stentor: a loud herald in the Iliad
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
taunt - deride or provoke; challenge in derision; N.
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.
brazen - insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
abeyance - suspended action
slink - move furtively; ADJ. slinky: stealthy; furtive; sneaky (as in ambush)
boon - blessing; benefit; something very helpful
avocation - secondary or minor occupation
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw