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pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
porridge - soft food made by boiling oatmeal
defray - provide for the payment of; undertake the payment of; pay
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
aloof - apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.
cornice - projecting molding on building (usually above columns or pillars); รณ
prosperity - good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
furor - frenzy; great anger and excitement; CF. fury
beholden - obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude