GRE Word List

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

The meaning of the word vicarious is 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.

Random words

WordMeaning
penanceself-imposed punishment for sin; Ex. do penance for one's sins; CF. penitent
obsoleteoutmoded; no longer used
checkstop motion; curb or restrain
titanicgigantic; N. titan
phenomenaobservable facts; subjects of scientific investigation; SG. phenomenon: observable fact; very unusual person, thing, or event; marvel; wonder; CF. phenomenons; ADJ. phenomenal: very unusual; extraordinary; of a phenomenon; Ex. phenomenal strength
insensatewithout feeling; lacking sense; foolish
imbibedrink in
torsotrunk of statue with head and limbs missing; human trunk
ameliorateimprove
recastreconstruct (a sentence, story, statue, etc.); fashion again