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hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
chafe - warm by rubbing; make sore by rubbing; N.
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
defile - pollute; make filthy or dirty; corrupt morally; profane; desecrate; N: narrow passage or gorge through mountains
nascent - incipient; coming into being or existence; Ex. nascent ability in music
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
rebus - representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.
infernal - pertaining to hell; devilish; N. inferno: place of fiery heat or destruction
oracular - of an oracle; prophetic; uttered as if with divine authority; mysterious or ambiguous; hard to understand; N. oracle: wiser person; prophecy made by an oracle