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::: sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
::: repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
::: gentility - those of gentle birth; high social class; refinement; quality of being genteel
::: spectral - ghostly; N. specter: spectre; ghost; phantom
::: sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
::: deterrent - something that discourages or deters
::: negligible - so small, trifling, or unimportant as to be easily disregarded
::: fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: erudite - (of a person or book) learned; full of learning; scholarly; N. erudition