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chicanery - trickery; deception
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
insalubrious - unwholesome; not healthful; Ex. insalubrious place
claustrophobia - fear of being locked in
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
impious - irreverent
intimate - hint; suggest; imply; ADJ: marked by close relationship; familiar; private; personal; Ex. intimate knowledge/thoughts in the diary; N: close friend or confidant; CF. intimacy
aegis - shield; protection; defense
benefit - advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
conformist - person who uncritically conforms to the customs of a group; OP. nonconformist: one who does not conform to accepted beliefs of norms