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Word: vicarious

Definition: 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


More Vocab Words

::: querulous - given to complaining; complaining; fretful; whining
::: supersede - replace; cause to be set aside; make obsolete; N. supersession
::: dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
::: privy - secret; hidden; not public; made a participant in something secret; Ex. privy chamber government; Ex. be privy to a discussion; CF. private
::: implode - burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
::: leniency - mildness; permissiveness; ADJ. lenient: not severe in judgment or punishment
::: centurion - Roman army officer (commanding a company of about 100 soldiers)
::: intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
::: indefatigable - tireless; untiring; showing no sign of getting tired
::: poseur - person who pretends to be sophisticated, elegant, etc., to impress others; person who poses; CF. pose