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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
caption - title; chapter heading; text under illustration
mettle - courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome
relegate - put into a lower or worse place; banish to an inferior position; delegate; assign; Ex. relegate the old furniture to the children's room; Ex. relegated to the second division
obdurate - stubborn; refusing to change one's belief
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
nullify - make invalid; make null; invalidate
gratify - please; satisfy; Ex. gratify a desire
patrimony - property inherited from a father
grandiloquent - (of a person or speech) using high sounding or important-sounding language; pompous; bombastic