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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
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
desecrate - profane; violate the sanctity of
subsidy - direct financial aid by government, etc.; V. subsidize: assist with a subsidy
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
hideous - repulsive to the sight; ugly; repugnant; Ex. hideous face/scream
assail - assault
protocol - diplomatic etiquette; ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats; first copy of a treaty before its ratification; Ex. Protocol demands that the queen meet him at the airport.
stalwart - physically strong; brawny; steadfast; strong in mind or determination; Ex. stalwart supporter; N: stalwart follower