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quicksilver - mercury
impalpable - imperceptible(not easily understood); intangible; OP. palpable: tangible; easily perceptible
patronize - support; act superior toward; treat in a condescending manner; be a customer of; N. patron: one that supports; regular customer; N. patronage; CF. boycott
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
remorse - deep regret for wrongdoing; guilt; self-reproach
gratuitous - given freely; unwarranted; uncalled for; done without good reason; Ex. gratuitous comment
pragmatic - practical (as opposed to idealistic); concerned with practical worth or impact of something; Ex. pragmatic test of the skill
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
connivance - pretense of ignorance of something wrong; assistance; permission to offend; V. connive: feign ignorance (of a wrong); cooperate secretly in an illegal action; conspire