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infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
jeopardize - endanger; imperil; put at risk; N. jeopardy: danger
dilute - make (a liquid) less concentrated; reduce in strength; Ex. dilute the influence of the president
compendium - brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
mischief - behavior (of children) causing trouble with no serious harm; damage; harm; Ex. mischief to the crops; ADJ. mischievous: causing mischief; playfully troublesome
bate - let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
perturb - disturb greatly