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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
::: apiarist - person who keeps bees
::: plagiarize - steal another's ideas or writings and pass them off as one's own; Ex. ideas plagiarized from my article; N. plagiarism; CF. kidnap
::: abjure - renounce upon oath
::: parity - equality; close resemblance; CF. disparate
::: chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate
::: fallow - (of land) plowed but not sowed (to improve the quality); uncultivated
::: crochet - make (a piece of needlework) by looping thread with a hooked needle; N. CF. crotchet
::: dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
::: beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to