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::: metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
::: decant - pour off gently (wine or liquid)
::: desolate - (of a place) deserted; unpopulated; (of a person) lonely; forlorn; joyless
::: stereotype - one regarded as embodying a set image or type; fixed and unvarying representation; standardized mental picture often reflecting prejudice; Ex. stereotype of the happy slave; V: make a stereotype of; represent by a stereotype; Ex. It is wrong to stereotype people; Ex. stereotyped answer
::: infringe - violate (a law); encroach (the right of another person)
::: ambivalence - the state of having contradictory or conflicting emotional attitudes or opinions
::: extricate - free from an entanglement or difficulty; disentangle
::: agape - openmouthed
::: 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
::: acknowledge - recognize; admit