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incarcerate - imprison
holocaust - destruction by fire; CF. burnt whole; CF. Holocaust
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
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse
pertinent - suitable; to the point; relevant
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
agitate - stir up; disturb