Hypocrite - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Hypocrite[ 1,,G5273, hupokrites ]
corresponding to the above, primarily denotes one who answers;" then, "a stage-actor;" it was a custom for Greek and Roman actors to speak in large masks with mechanical devices for augmenting the force of the voice; hence the word became used metaphorically of "a dissembler, a hypocrite." It is found only in the Synoptists, and always used by the Lord, fifteen times in Matthew; elsewhere, Mark 7:6; Luke 6:42; Luke 11:44 (in some mss.); Luke 12:56; Luke 13:15.