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::: hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
::: dowdy - untidy (of a woman or clothes); slovenly; dressed in an unattractive way; shabby; CF. unattractive woman
::: subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass
::: livid - lead-colored; black and blue (as from a bruise); ashen; enraged; extremely angry
::: gangrene - decay of body tissue caused by insufficient blood supply (usually following injury); ADJ. gangrenous
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks
::: clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
::: monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
::: ubiquitous - being everywhere; omnipresent; N. ubiquity