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truncate - cut the top off; shorten
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
reminiscent - suggestive of something (in the past); of reminiscence
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
fatalism - belief that events are determined by forces or fates beyond one's control; ADJ. fatalistic; CF. fatal: causing death
synthesis - combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize
perversion - corruption; turning from right to wrong
contraband - illegal trade; smuggling; smuggled goods; ADJ.
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
inhibited - (of a person) unable to express what one really feels