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catapult - slingshot; hurling machine; V: fire from catapult
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
forgo - (forego) give up; do without
steadfast - steadily loyal; unswerving; steady
tertiary - third in order or rank
orient - get one's bearings; adjust; make familiar with a situation; orientate
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration
ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
overweening - arrogant; presumptuous