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bevy - large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
pedagogue - teacher; CF. child leader
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
mortify - humiliate by embarassing excessively; shame; punish the flesh; discipline (one's body) by self-denial; Ex. mortified by her blunder; Ex. mortify the flesh; CF. cause to die
pharisaical - pertaining to the Pharisees, who paid scrupulous attention to tradition; self-righteous; hypocritical
pittance - small amount (of money); small allowance or wage
faction - party; clique (within a large group); dissension
badinage - teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
perjury - false testimony while under oath; V. perjure oneself: testify falsely under oath
arboretum - place where different trees and shrubs are studied and exhibited