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statute - law enacted by the legislature
debauch - corrupt morally; seduce from virtue; N. debauchery: wild behavior (with sex and alcohol)
surpass - exceed
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
perspicuous - (of something) plainly expressed; easy to understand; Ex. perspicuous comments
glitter - shine brightly with flashing points of light; Ex. glittering diamond ring; N: sparkling light; attractiveness; glamor; Ex. glitter of the sun on the waves
retrospective - looking back on the past; N. retrospection; V. retrospect
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
crave - desire; want intensely
unprecedented - having no previous example; novel; unparalleled