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Word: pharisee

Definition: Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person


More Vocab Words

::: schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
::: countenance - approve; support; tolerate; Ex. countenance his rude behavior; N: face; appearance
::: plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
::: irrefutable - indisputable; incontrovertible; undeniable
::: unprepossessing - unattractive
::: stigma - token of disgrace; brand; V. stigmatize: mark with a stigma; characterize as disgraceful
::: antipathy - aversion; dislike or opposition
::: expiate - make amends for (a sin)
::: hue - color; aspect; Ex. opinions of every hue
::: rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river