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 for hypocrite
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hypocrite \Hyp"o*crite\, n. [F., fr. L. hypocrita, Gr. ? one who
     plays a part on the stage, a dissembler, feigner. See
     One who plays a part; especially, one who, for the purpose of
     winning approbation of favor, puts on a fair outside seeming;
     one who feigns to be other and better than he is; a false
     pretender to virtue or piety; one who simulates virtue or
     [1913 Webster]
           The hypocrite's hope shall perish.       --Job viii.
     [1913 Webster]
           I dare swear he is no hypocrite, but prays from his
           heart.                                   --Shak.
     Syn: Deceiver; pretender; cheat. See Dissembler.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a person who professes beliefs and opinions that he or she
           does not hold in order to conceal his or her real feelings
           or motives [syn: hypocrite, dissembler, dissimulator,
           phony, phoney, pretender]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  80 Moby Thesaurus words for "hypocrite":
     Holy Willie, Joseph Surface, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Pharisee,
     Tartuffe, actor, affecter, ape, attitudinizer, bluffer, canter,
     canting hypocrite, charlatan, con man, confidence man, conformist,
     copier, copycat, copyist, counterfeiter, cuckoo, deceiver,
     dissembler, dissimulator, double-dealer, echo, echoer, echoist,
     fair-weather friend, faker, false friend, flimflam man,
     flimflammer, forger, formalist, fraud, humbug, imitator,
     impersonator, imposter, impostor, liar, lip server, lip worshiper,
     masquerader, mealymouth, mime, mimer, mimic, mimicker, mocker,
     mockingbird, monkey, mountebank, parrot, pharisee, phony, pietist,
     pious fraud, plagiarist, poll-parrot, polly, polly-parrot, poser,
     poseur, pretender, quack, ranter, religionist, religious hypocrite,
     sanctimonious fraud, sham, sheep, simulator, sniveler, snuffler,
     spiritual humbug, summer soldier, whited sepulcher

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     one who puts on a mask and feigns himself to be what he is not;
     a dissembler in religion. Our Lord severely rebuked the scribes
     and Pharisees for their hypocrisy (Matt. 6:2, 5, 16). "The
     hypocrite's hope shall perish" (Job 8:13). The Hebrew word here
     rendered "hypocrite" rather means the "godless" or "profane," as
     it is rendered in Jer. 23:11, i.e., polluted with crimes.

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  HYPOCRITE, n.  One who, profession virtues that he does not respect
  secures the advantage of seeming to be what he despises.

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