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façade

-(noun) The front of a building, especially an imposing or decorative one.
-False, superficial appearance to give favorable impression.

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Suppliant

-(n.) A person who makes a humble and earnest entreaty, petitioner

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Oracle

-(n.) A divine utterance made by a god through a priest or priestess in response to an inquiry
-Agency or medium of such responses, or shrine where responses were made

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Denounce

-(v.) To criticize, disapprove of

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Sphinx

-(n.) A mythical creature with face of woman, body of lion, sings of eagle
-Also mysterious person/thing

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Infamy

-(n.) Disgrace, bad reputation/fame marked by something atrocious

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Fathom

-(v.) To comprehend, understand

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Sanctimonious

-(adj.) Faking devout mess

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Defilement

-(n.) Corruption, blasphemy, sacrilege

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Clairvoyance

-(n.) Power to foresee/feel things that are unperceivable by human senses

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Harrowing

-(adj.) Disturbing, upsetting
-(v.) To disturb keenly or painfully, distress mind/body

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Furies

-(n.) Greek mythology, three spirits who avenged evildoers

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Quarry

-(n.) An animal or bird hunted/pursued, object of search/pursuit/attack

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Spurned

-(adj.) Rejected, disrespected

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Manic

-(adj.) Having powers of divination