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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
innocuous - harmless
superannuated - retired or disqualified because of age; outmoded; obsolete
elucidate - explain; make clear; clarify; enlighten; CF. lucid
bohemian - unconventional (in an artistic way)
putative - supposed; reputed; generally regarded as such; Ex. putative father of the child
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim
composure - mental calmness
tirade - long angry denunciatory speech; diatribe; harangue; extended scolding; denunciation