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hypercritical - excessively exacting; too critical (without noticing good qualities)
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
coterie - group that meets socially; select circle; close group of people with shared interests
terse - concise; abrupt; pithy
dissimulate - pretend; conceal by feigning; dissemble
matriarch - woman who rules a family or larger social group
gradation - series of gradual stages; degree in such a progression
salient - prominent; projecting beyond a line; conspicuous; Ex. salient features
rapture - great joy and delight; ecstasy; ADJ. rapturous
correlate - either of the correlated things; V.