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sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
impediment - hindrance; stumbling-block; speech defect preventing clear articulation; Ex. speech impediment
maniacal - raging mad; insane; N. maniac: insane person; CF. mania: disorder of the mind; intense enthusiasm
succor - assist (someone in difficulty); aid; comfort; N.
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
dysentery - inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract
wrongheaded - stubbornly wrong
exact - demand and obtain by force; Ex. exact a promise from him; N. exaction
tentative - not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
solstice - point or time at which the sun is farthest from the equator