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plight - difficult condition; condition or state (esp. a bad state or condition); predicament
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort
pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
cadaverous - like a corpse; pale
untoward - unexpected and adverse; unfortunate or unlucky; Ex. untoward encounter
allay - calm; pacify
subsistence - existence; means of subsisting; means of support; livelihood; V. subsist: exist; maintain life (at a meager level)
miscreant - wretch; wrongdoer; villain; Ex. kindness to the miscreant; CF. believe