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pedestal - support or base as for a pillar or statue
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
adjunct - something attached to but holding an inferior position
prefigure - be a sign of; foreshadow
baroque - highly ornate
confluence - flowing together; the place where two rivers flow together; crowd; gathering together
scuffle - struggle confusedly; move off in a confused hurry; N. CF. scuffling twins ?
inverse - opposite
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative
shrewd - clever; astute