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retort - quick sharp reply; V.
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
innuendo - indirect or subtle (derogatory) hint; insinuation; Ex. sexual innuendo
kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
diva - operatic singer; prima donna
muted - silent; muffled; toned down; Ex. muted traffic noise
infallible - unerring; never making mistakes
voluble - fluent; talkative; glib; N. volubility
mulct - defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy