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Word: diaphanous

Definition: sheer; transparent


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::: rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
::: venal - capable of being bribed; corrupt; CF. vernal
::: verisimilar - having the appearance of truth or reality; probable or likely to be true; plausible
::: proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
::: gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
::: parallel - similar; analogous; corresponding; N: parallel line; person or thing that is parallel (to another); similarity; Ex. know of no parallel to the case; Ex. without parallel; V: be similar to; make parallel; Ex. Your experience parallels mine; CF. unparalleled
::: pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
::: crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
::: rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
::: usurp - seize another's power or rank (without legal authority); supplant; appropriate; N. usurpation; CF. take for one's own use