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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
slapdash - hasty and careless; haphazard; sloppy(carelessly done)
voracious - ravenous; eating large quantities of food; exceedingly eager; insatiable; Ex. voracious animal/reader
pedigree - ancestry; lineage
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful
legislature - legislating branch of government; CF. legislate: make laws
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
quixotic - idealistic but impractical; CF. Don Quixote
cadaver - corpse; dead human body
alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness