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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
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
genre - particular variety of art or literature
ramshackle - (of a building or vehicle) poorly constructed; rickety; falling apart
embroil - throw into confusion; involve in strife, dispute, or quarrel; entangle; CF. imbroglio
notch - V-shaped cut in a surface; V.
clangor - loud resounding noise; sound of repeated clanging
scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on