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bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
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
provender - dry food for livestock; fodder
legerdemain - sleight(dexterity) of hand; CF. light of hand
collateral - security given for loan; ADJ: secondary; descended from the same person but through different sons or daughters
pare - cut away the outer covering or skin of (with a knife); trim; Ex. pare apples/expenses
skulk - move furtively and secretly; Ex. He skulked through the less fashionable sections of the city.
prototype - original work used as a model by others
concurrent - happening at the same time; in agreement
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound