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wary - very cautious; watchful
perverse - purposely continuing to do something wrong; stubbornly wrongheaded; perverted; directed away from what is right; wicked and unacceptable; Ex. perverse satisfaction; Ex. Hannibal Lecter in a perverse mood; N. perversity
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
preempt - prevent in advance; head off(forestall); forestall by acting first; appropriate for oneself before others; supplant; take the place of; displace; Ex. preempt any attempts; ADJ. preemptive
firebrand - piece of burning wood; hothead; troublemaker; person who stirs up trouble
censorious - severely critical
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
enclave - territory enclosed within an alien land
impregnable - invulnerable; impossible to capture or enter by force; Ex. impregnable fort/argument; CF. take
causal - implying a cause-and-effect relationship; N. causality