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fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
impending - nearing; approaching; about to happen
itinerary - plan of a trip; record of a trip
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
engulf - surround and swallow up
constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
shimmer - shine with a flickering light; glimmer intermittently; Ex. The moonlight shimmered on the water; N.
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism