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hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
dilemma - situation that requires a choice between equally unfavorable options; problem; choice of two unsatisfactory alternatives
reproach - blame (not angrily but sadly); express disapproval or disappointment; N. ADJ. reproachful
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
advocate - speak in favor of; support (an idea or plan); urge; plead for
primate - group of mammals including humans
nurse - suckle; take care of (as a nurse); bear in mind; Ex. nursing mother; Ex. nurse a hope/grudge against someone
mercurial - capricious; quick and changing; fickle; containing the element mercury; Ex. mercurial temper; CF. mood
amphibian - able to live both on land and in water; N.