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contradictory doubleness of thought, speech or action, especially the belying of one's true intentions by deceptive words or actions
A division or process of dividing into two especially mutually exclusive or contradictory groups
Contemptuously distrustful of human nature or motives; belief that others at motivated by self interest
Sheer; characterized by such fineness of texture as to permit seeing through; insubstantial
Virulence (ability to infect) of feeling or of speech; caustic (ability to burn) like oil of vitriol
Uttering or given to censure (act of blaming or harsh criticism); containing verbal abuse
Marked by or concerned with exact, precise accordance with conventions and behavior; careful
To darken, make obscure; to confuse (as in a speech that is designed to make something confusing)
One who works to promote human welfare; one who gives money for humanitarian purposes
One who takes advantage of opportunities, esp. with little regard for principles or consequences
One who excels in the technique of an art, esp. a highly skilled musical performer; one skilled in the fine arts
One that is associated with another as a helper; a sovereign or state associated with another by treaty or league
One that inflicts retribution or vengeance; a formidable and usually victorious rival or opponent
One who supervises conduct and morals, as an official who examines publications, films, tv shows for objectionable matter
One who parades his learning; one who is unimaginative or unduly emphasizes minutiae in the presentation or use of knowledge
Not part of the essential nature of someone or something; coming or operating from the outside
Secular, relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; of or situated in the temples of the head
Of or pertaining to a son or daughter; obedience; denoting the generation(s) after the parental generation
(Of a noise) Repeat several times like an echo; (of a place) to appear to vibrate or be disturbed because of a loud noise
A statement or proposition that is regarded as being established, accepted, or self-evidently true
Having an obstinately uncooperative attitude toward authority; a person with such attitude
state of uncertainty or perplexity especially as requiring a choice between equally unfavorable options
Not genuine, sincere or candid typically by pretending that knows more than actually knows
digressing from subject to subject; of a speech - fluent and expansive, not formulaic or abbreviated
characterized by extreme care and great effort; having scruples - principles, right from wrong
adjusted or attuned by adding a counterbalancing element (criticism tempered with kindness)
entry into a group; an act that sets in motion some course of events; reasoning from detailed facts to general principles
the appearance of a ghostlike figure; an act of appearing or becoming visible unexpectedly
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