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hackneyed - commonplace; trite
proscribe - prohibit; ostracize; banish; outlaw
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
noose - loop formed in a rope
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
quietude - tranquillity; calmness
adorn - decorate
beguile - deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
maculated - spotted; stained; CF. immaculate
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate