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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
stricture - severe and adverse criticism; critical comments; limit or restriction
bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
cumbersome - heavy and awkward to carry or wear; burdensome; Ex. cumbersome parcel/uniform
hubris - arrogance; excessive self-conceit
reimburse - repay; pay back
tenacious - holding fast (as to a belief); persistent
maraud - move in search of plunder; Ex. marauding army
dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
deviate - turn away from (a principle, norm); move away from an accepted standard; swerve; depart; diverge; N. deviation; Ex. deviation of the path of light by a prism