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manifest - evident; visible; obvious; V: show plainly
sacrilegious - desecrating; profane; N. sacrilege: desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
generic - characteristic of an entire class or species; of a genus
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
unconscionable - unscrupulous; not guided by conscience; excessive; beyond reason; Ex. unconscionable demand
swathe - swath; wrap around; bandage; Ex. one's head swathed in bandages
sundry - miscellaneous; various; several; N. sundries: small miscellaneous items