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::: pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
::: sadistic - inclined to cruelty; N. sadism: delight in cruelty
::: nettle - irritate; annoy; vex; ADJ. nettlesome
::: derogatory - expressing a low opinion; disparaging; V. derogate: detract; disparage
::: accrue - come to one as a gain; accumulate over time; come about by addition; Ex. benefits that accrue from scientific research; Ex. interest accruing in a bank account; N. accrual
::: rousing - lively; inducing excitement; stirring; V. rouse: waken; arouse from sleep or depression; excite; stir up
::: parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
::: privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
::: upshot - outcome; final result
::: abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote