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phishing
the practice of luring unsuspecting Internet users to a fake Web site by using authentic-looking email with the real organization's logo, in an attempt to steal passwords, financial or personal information, or introduce a virus attack; the creation of a Web site replica for fooling unsuspecting Internet users into submitting personal or financial information or passwords
exoneration
1. to clear, as of an accusation; free from guilt or blame; exculpate: He was exonerated from the accusation of cheating.
2. to relieve, as from an obligation, duty, or task.
spectre
1. a visible incorporeal spirit, esp. one of a terrifying nature; ghost; phantom; apparition.
2. some object or source of terror or dread: the specter of disease or famine.

Also, especially British, spectre.
illustrious
1. highly distinguished; renowned; famous: an illustrious leader.
2. glorious, as deeds or works: many illustrious achievements.
3. Obsolete. luminous; bright.
psychosis
1. a mental disorder characterized by symptoms, such as delusions or hallucinations, that indicate impaired contact with reality.
2. any severe form of mental disorder, as schizophrenia or paranoia.
grandiosity
1. affectedly grand or important; pompous: grandiose words.
2. more complicated or elaborate than necessary; overblown: a grandiose scheme.
3. grand in an imposing or impressive way.
4. Psychiatry. having an exaggerated belief in one's importance, sometimes reaching delusional proportions, and occurring as a common symptom of mental illnesses, as manic disorder.
elation
a feeling or state of great joy or pride; exultant gladness; high spirits.
philandering
To carry on a sexual affair, especially an extramarital affair, with a woman one cannot or does not intend to marry. Used of a man.
To engage in many love affairs, especially with a frivolous or casual attitude. Used of a man.
prevaricated
to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
spurious
1. not genuine, authentic, or true; not from the claimed, pretended, or proper source; counterfeit.
2. Biology. (of two or more parts, plants, etc.) having a similar appearance but a different structure.
3. of illegitimate birth; bastard.
pathology
1. the science or the study of the origin, nature, and course of diseases.
2. the conditions and processes of a disease.
3. any deviation from a healthy, normal, or efficient condition.
purporting
To have or present the often false appearance of being or intending; profess: selfish behavior that purports to be altruistic.
To have the intention of doing; purpose.
coax
1. to attempt to influence by gentle persuasion, flattery, etc.; cajole: He coaxed her to sing, but she refused.
2. to obtain by coaxing: We coaxed the secret from him.
3. to manipulate to a desired end by adroit handling or persistent effort: He coaxed the large chair through the door.
4. Obsolete. a. to fondle.
b. to fool; deceive.
adroit
1. expert or nimble in the use of the hands or body.
2. cleverly skillful, resourceful, or ingenious: an adroit debater.
dupe
–noun 1. a person who is easily deceived or fooled; gull.
2. a person who unquestioningly or unwittingly serves a cause or another person: a dupe of the opponents.
–verb (used with object) 3. to make a dupe of; deceive; delude; trick.
euphoria
a feeling of happiness, confidence, or well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania.
despondent
feeling or showing profound hopelessness, dejection, discouragement, or gloom: despondent about failing health.
expediency
1. the quality of being expedient; advantageousness; advisability.
2. a regard for what is politic or advantageous rather than for what is right or just; a sense of self-interest.
3. something expedient.
judicious
1. using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic: judicious use of one's money.
2. having, exercising, or characterized by good or discriminating judgment; wise, sensible, or well-advised: a judicious selection of documents.
synesthesia
a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain color.
strident
1. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges.
2. having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings.
3. Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates.