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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
gourmand - epicure; person who takes excessive pleasure in food and drink
atypical - not normal; not typical
idyllic - charmingly carefree; simple and happy; Ex. idyllic scene
posterity - descendants; future generations; Ex. go down to posterity; CF. posterior, anterior
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
fleet - fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
loath - reluctant; unwilling; disinclined; Ex. Romeo and Juliet were both loath for him to go.
haggle - argue about prices (in an attempt to bargain)