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swelter - (of a person) suffer from oppressive heat; be oppressed by heat
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
daub - smear (as with paint); cover with something sticky; Ex. daub one's clothes with mud/paint; N: small bit of sticky substance; Ex. a daub of paint
ingenue - ing\'enue; young innocent girl
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
waver - move or swing back and forth; be uncertain or unsteady in decision or movement; Ex. wavering between accepting and refusing
paragon - model of perfection; Ex. paragon of virtue
bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
irreconcilable - impossible to reconcile; incompatible; not able to be resolved
remunerative - (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble