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inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
languish - lose animation or strength
aquiline - curved; hooked; of or like an eagle; Ex. aquiline nose
diatribe - bitter scolding or denunciation; invective; abuse
laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
immolate - offer or kill as a sacrifice (by fire)
debar - bar; forbid; exclude; Ex. debarred from jury services
ruffian - violent scoundrel; bully