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poise - good judgment with composure; balance; V: place in a carefully balanced position
cadaver - corpse; dead human body
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
accolade - award of merit; strong praise and approval
merit - good quality deserving praise; merits: aspect of character or behavior deserving approval or disapproval; Ex. judge each plan on its own merits; V: deserve; earn
parody - humorous imitation; spoof; takeoff; travesty; V.
lilliputian - extremely small; CF. Lilliput in Gulliver's Travels
luxuriate - take pleasure in great comfort
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
exquisite - delicate; very finely made; extremely beautiful; Ex. exquisite piece of jewelry