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pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
commune - small (often rural) community whose members share work and income; V: exchange thoughts or feelings; Ex. commune with nature
foliage - masses of leaves; CF. defoliate
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
apathy - lack of caring; indifference; lack of concern or interest in important matters; Ex. He was sunk in apathy after his failure; ADJ. apathetic
augment - increase; add to
disparate - basically different; impossible to compare; unrelated
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
escapade - prank; flighty conduct; reckless adventure that disobeys rules
misconstrue - interpret incorrectly; misinterpret; misjudge