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delineate - portray; depict; sketch; describe; N. delineation
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
knell - tolling of a bell especially to indicate a funeral, disaster, etc.; sound of the funeral bell; V.
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer
exemplify - show by example; furnish an example; serve as an example of; Ex. His pictures exemplify that sort of painting.
forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
convulsion - violent uncontrollable shaking movement (caused by illness); V. convulse; ADJ. convulsive
fiasco - total failure; CF. bottle
obsequy - funeral ceremony
concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire