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apocryphal - (of a story) widely believed but untrue
orifice - mouthlike opening; small opening (esp. to a cavern or passage of the body); CF. mouth
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
tanner - person who turns animal hides into leather
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
delusion - false belief; hallucination; deluding; Ex. delusions of grandeur; Ex. under the delusion that
sundry - miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items
taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person