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Word: teetotalism

Definition: practice of abstaining totally from alcoholic drinks; N. teetotaler;; ADJ. teetotal; CF. T + total

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::: purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
::: expound - explain
::: crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
::: executioner - person administering capital punishment
::: respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
::: 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
::: anonymity - state of being nameless; anonymousness; ADJ. anonymous
::: anthropologist - student of the history and science of humankind
::: precursor - forerunner; predecessor
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