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potential - expressing possibility; latent; N: capacity for growth
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
meretricious - flashy; tawdry; attractive on the surface but of no real value; Ex. metericious argument/jewel; CF. prostitute
unction - the act of anointing with oil; Ex. extreme unction
deluge - flood; rush; V.
extirpate - root up; uproot; destroy completely
compile - assemble; gather; accumulate; make (a report or a book) from facts and information found in various places; Ex. compile a dictionary
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
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
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises