English Vocab Week 8

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Pious
attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, than is actually possessed
pretentious
having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or to fulfill religious obligations
pragmatic
dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way
nefarious
extremely wicked or villainous
eviscerate
to remove the contents of
agony
extreme physical or mental suffering
Brash
self-assertive in a rude, noisy, or overbearing way
comeuppance
a deserved rebuke or penalty
meticulous
extreme or excessive car in the consideration or treatment of detail
obsolete
no longer in general use; fallen into disuse
Elaborate
to add details to; expand
prominent
standing out so as to be seen easily; well-known
vernacular
expressed or written in the native language of a place
marauder
to roam or go around in quest
umbrage
offense or annoyance