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Vicarious is:

performed, exercised, received, or suffered in place of another: vicarious punishment.
taking the place of another person or thing; acting or serving as a substitute.

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Beguile is:

to influence by trickery, flattery, etc.; mislead; delude.

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Ascetic is:

a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reason

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Licentious is:

sexually unrestrained; lascivious; libertine; lewd.

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Pecuniary is:

of or pertaining to money: pecuniary difficulties.
consisting of or given or exacted in money or monetary payments: pecuniary tributes.

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Vacuous is:

without contents; empty: the vacuous air.
lacking in ideas or intelligence: a vacuous mind.

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Allocate is:

to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot: to allocate funds for new projects.
to fix the place of; locate.

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Capricious is:

subject to, led by, or indicative of a sudden, odd notion or unpredictable change; erratic: He's such a capricious boss I never know how he'll react.

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Epistle is:

a letter, especially a formal or didactic one; written communication.

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Impetus is:

a moving force; impulse; stimulus: The grant for building the opera house gave impetus to the city's cultural life.

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Efficacy is:

However one wants to do something

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Reticent is:

disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
reluctant or restrained.

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Crass is:

without refinement, delicacy, or sensitivity; gross; obtuse; stupid: crass commercialism; a crass misrepresentation of the facts.

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Interloper

Someone who meddles with other people and their situations personally

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Corroborate

To make correct to confirm

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Inexorable

Unyielding or unalterable. Cannot be changed.

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Insipid

To be bland, lacking taste or characteristic

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Nefarious

Extremely wicked or villainous

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Physiognomy

The face or countenance. Especially when considered to be an index of the character

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Retinue

A body of retainers in attendance upon an important personage

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Blasé

Indifferent or bored with life. Unimpressed or jaded.

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Lugubrious

Mournful, dismal, gloomy.

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Feckless

Ineffective, incompetent, futile

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Affront

A personally offensive act or word. A deliberate act or display or disrespect.

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Adulation

A devotion to someone. Servile flattery

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Dissemble

To give a false or misleading appearance to. To conceal the truth or real nature of.

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Allay

To relieve and mitigate.

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Palpitate

To excessively shake and pulsate

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Capacious

Very roomy and spacious

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Droll

Unusually funny or entertaining