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unsullied - untarnished; CF. sully
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
phalanx - formation of infantry carrying overlapping shields and long spears; group of men packed together (for attack or defense)
paroxysm - fit or attack of pain, laughter, rage; sudden outburst
repartee - quick clever reply
anneal - reduce brittleness and improve toughness by heating and cooling (metal or glass)
hedonist - one who believes that pleasure is the sole aim in life; CF. hedonism: practice of living one's life purely for pleasure
infer - deduce; conclude; N. inference
vicar - parish priest; representative
bookish - fond of books and reading