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vex - annoy; distress
rubric - title or heading (in red print); directions for religious ceremony; protocol
atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious
disenfranchise - disfranchise; deprive of a civil right; OP. enfranchise
covert - secret; hidden; implied; OP. overt
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
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
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
hoodwink - deceive; delude
larceny - theft; Ex. petit larceny