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::: transcribe - copy; write a copy of; N. transcription
::: taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
::: 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
::: blighted - suffering from a disease; destroyed
::: incandescent - strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting visible light when heated; Ex. incandescent light bulb; CF. candle
::: antiquity - quality of being very old; ancient times;
::: chide - scold; rebuke (someone who has done wrong)
::: explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
::: ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
::: tantrum - fit of bad temper; fit of petulance; caprice; Ex. The child went into tantrums.