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pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
dignitary - person of high rank or position
vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China
kudos - honor; glory; acclaim or praise for exceptional achievement
jest - playful remark or act; V. act or speak playfully
imposture - assuming a false identity; masquerade; CF. impostor
bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
coalesce - combine; fuse; N. coalescence
forsake - desert; abandon; renounce
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire