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tautological - needlessly repetitious; Ex. ``It was visible to the eye''; N. tautology: needless repetition of the same sense; statement that is always true
testator - maker of a will; CF. testatrix
confidant - (confidante) trusted friend (to whom one tells one's secret)
construe - explain; interpret; Ex. construe her silence as meaning that she agreed; CF. misconstrue
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
sojourn - temporary stay; V: stay for a time
awful - terrible; very bad
adorn - decorate
inconsistency - state of being self-contradictory; lack of uniformity or steadiness; ADJ. inconsistent: displaying a lack of consistency; erratic; contradictory; incompatible