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fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
giddy - light-hearted; not serious; frivolous; dizzy; causing dizziness; Ex. giddy youth; Ex. giddy climb/height
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
squalor - condition of being squalid; filth; degradation; dirty neglected state; ADJ. squalid: dirty; sordid; morally repulsive; Ex. squalid story
distend - expand; swell out
rusticate - banish to the country; dwell in the country
lucid - easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity