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::: execute - put into effect; carry out; kill as a lawful punishment; N. execution
::: reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.
::: implicate - incriminate; involve incriminatingly; show to be involved (in a crime); Ex. implicate someone in the crime
::: 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
::: intrepid - fearless
::: alleviate - relieve (pain)
::: automaton - mechanism that imitates actions of humans; machine that works by itself
::: gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
::: discrepancy - lack of consistency or agreement as between facts; difference; Ex. discrepancy between two descriptions
::: foppish - vain about dress and appearance; N. fop: man who takes too much interest in his clothes and appearance