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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
transgression - violation of a law; sin; V. transgress: go beyond (a limit); violate; do wrong
assert - state strongly or positively; demand recognition of (rights, claims, etc.); make a claim to (by forceful action); Ex. assert one's independence
musky - having the odor of musk; N. musk: odorous substance secreted by an Asian deer
nebula - diffuse mass of interstellar dust or gas; galaxy
sumptuous - grand suggesting great expense; lavish; rich; Ex. sumptuous feast
disinter - dig up; unearth; OP. inter
lout - clumsy person; ADJ. loutish; CF. from countrysides ?
shard - fragment generally of broken pottery (glass, clay bowl, or cup)
propensity - natural inclination