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lottery - contest in which winners are selected in a drawing of lots
ineffable - unutterable; not to be uttered; taboo; that cannot be expressed in speech; indescribable; unspeakable; inexpressible; Ex. ineffable name/joy
simper - smirk; smile in a silly way; smile affectedly
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
adroit - skillful (in using mind or hand)
simian - monkeylike; N: ape or monkey
aberrant - abnormal or deviant
simulate - feign; imitate
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
avantgarde - group of artists whose work is based on the newest ideas and methods; CF. vanguard