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incarnation - act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
mealymouthed - indirect in speech (when something unpleasant must be said); hypocritical; evasive
mire - entangle; stick in swampy ground; stick or sink in mire; N: bog; deep mud; Ex. sucked deeper into the mire
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
gainsay - deny
abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
regent - a person who governs in place of a ruler who is ill, absent, or still a child; ADJ. Ex. the Prince regent
intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
supererogatory - superfluous; more than needed or demanded