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pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
gestate - evolve as in prenatal growth; N. gestation: period of development from conception until birth
pander - cater to (the low desires of others)
enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
subterfuge - stratagem(deceptive scheme); pretense; evasion; Ex. resort to a harmless subterfuge
misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge
suffuse - spread through or over (with a color or liquid); charge; Ex. A blush suffused her cheeks.
ramification - branching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision
machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors