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pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
surly - bad-tempered; rude; cross
marshal - put in order; guide ceremoniously to the correct place; Ex. marshal the children into the museum; N: military officer; official
physiognomy - face (as showing the character and the mind); art of judging human character from facial features
fresco - painting on wet plaster (usually fresh)
apogee - highest point; the point farthest from the earth; OP. perigee
gorge - stuff oneself (with food); glut; CF. gorgeous: dazzlingly beautiful
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
garbled - mixed up; jumbled; distorted; V. garble: mix up or distort (a message) to such an extent as to make misleading or unintelligible