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statute - law enacted by the legislature
overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
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
decapitate - behead
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
disparity - difference; condition of inequality; OP. parity
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
transcribe - copy; write a copy of; N. transcription
cremate - incinerate (a corpse); N. crematory, crematorium
collaborate - work together; cooperate treasonably with the enemy