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feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
soliloquy - talking to oneself (esp. in a play); CF. monologue: soliloquy; long speech by one person (often monopolizing a conversation)
epitaph - inscription in memory of a dead person (as on a tombstone)
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
embroider - decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
compulsory - obligatory; that must be done