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pharisaism
hypocrisy
His pharisaism of aloof pretense but loose behavior sickened us.
neurasthenia
nervous exhaustion
He mocked the bad poet's neurasthenic affectations.
remunerate
repay
Talented people should be well remunerated for their labors.
proscenium
stage forward of curtain
She took a final bow from the proscenium.
epistle
long instructive letter
Read her tiring epistle on the proper way to vacation.
anachronistic
misplaced in time
Notice the anachronistic 20th century details in the novel.
feculent
foul
We drove sorrowfully past the feculent and filthy yards of the shanties.
feckless
without effect
We saw Hector's feckless efforts to overcome fear of Achilles.
anapest
three-syllable foot, stress on third
amputee, insincere, on the beach.
contretemps
embarrassing mishap
The chance meeting was a ludicrous contretemps.
hyperbole
overstatement
His colorful hyperbole amused us.
paradigm
model
Show us an instructive paradigm or example.
germane
related
Her germane comments were vitally relevant to the debate.
filigree
lacy design
It was difficult to clean the gold filigree around the jewel.
chronic
lasting
The chronic illness plagued him for years.