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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
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''
invidious - designed to create ill will or envy; tending to rouse ill will or envy; Ex. invidious comparison
hermitage - home of a hermit
credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
conjure - cause to appear by magic; summon (a devil or a spirit) by magical power; practice magic (esp. by very quick movement of the hands); evoke; conjure up: bring into the mind; Ex. The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.
demoniac - (demoniacal) fiendish; cruel; N. demon: evil supernatural being; devil
foster - rear; bring up (for a certain period only); encourage; promote the development of (feelings or ideas); Ex. help foster friendly relations; ADJ: giving parental care although not related by blood; Ex. foster parents
staccato - played in an abrupt manner; marked by abrupt sharp sound; Ex. staccato applause
incognito - with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.