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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
patois - local or provincial dialect
figment - invention; something invented; imaginary thing; Ex. figment of your imagination
beleaguer - besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
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
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
rebuff - reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.
masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
censor - (in ancient Rome) overseer of morals (also taking the census); person who eliminates inappropriate matter; V.