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adulation - flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved
celerity - speed; rapidity
blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
parallelism - state of being parallel; similarity; analogy
smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
bulge - protruding part; swelling of a surface; Ex. The apple made a bulge in his pocket; V: swell outward; protrude
compulsory - obligatory; that must be done
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
annex - attach; add to a large thing; take possession of; incorporate (territory) into a larger existing political unit (by force); N: building added to a large one