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argot - slang; speech spoken by only a small group of people
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
astral - relating to the stars
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
dossier - file of documents on a subject or person; file; CF. bundle of papers labeled on the back
definitive - most reliable; authorative and complete; that cannot be improved; conclusive; decisive; definite; Ex. definitive decision by the supreme court
inflated - exaggerated; pompous; enlarged (with air or gas)
afterlife - life after death; later part of one's life
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person