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expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
recourse - resorting to help when in trouble; Ex. without recourse to
sidetrack - switch (a railroad car) to a siding; divert from a main issue; N. CF. siding: short section of railroad track connected by switches with a main track
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
rejuvenate - make young again
nuptial - related to marriage or the wedding ceremony; N. nuptials: wedding ceremony
vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
statutory - created by statute or legislative action; regulated by statute; Ex. statutory age limit
negate - cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
intellect - higher mental powers; person of great intellectual ability