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pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
subservient - behaving like a slave; servile; obsequious; subordinate; N. subservience
manacle - restrain; handcuff; N.
iconoclastic - attacking cherished traditions; N. iconoclast: one who attacks traditional ideas; one who destroys sacred images
knack - special talent; art
prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
petulant - touchy; peevish; ill-tempered
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter