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induct - place formally in office; install; admit as a member; initiate; N. induction: inducting; process of deriving general principles from particular facts
rift - narrow opening in a large mass; break in a friendly relation; Ex. through a rift in the clouds; OP. reconcilation
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
loathe - detest; ADJ. loathsome: arousing loathing; offensive; Ex. loathsome smell
Bacchanalia - the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
ambience - environment; atmosphere; Ex. restraurant with a pleasant ambience; ADJ. ambient: completely surrounding; Ex. ambient temperature
residual - remaining; left over; of a residue; N: residue
peevish - bad-tempered; irritable; V. peeve: make angry
sovereignty - complete independence and self-government (of a country); supremacy of authority; power to govern