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::: idolatry - worship of idols; excessive admiration or devotion; ADJ. idolatrous
::: gargantuan - huge; enormous; gigantic; CF. the hero of Gargantua and Pantagruel
::: ecologist - person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment; person concerned with the detrimental effects of human civilization on the environment; CF. ecology
::: masochist - person who enjoys his own pain; CF. masochism
::: 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
::: hoodwink - deceive; delude
::: eccentric - irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric
::: fetid - (foetid) malodorous; foul
::: obsolete - outmoded; no longer used
::: jaundice - medical condition in which the skin, the white part of the eyes, etc. turn yellow; V: affect with jaundice; affect with prejudice, envy, or hostility; bias