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::: plait - braid; interwine; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; Ex. plaited hair; N: braided length as of hair o fabric; CF. pigtail, ponytail
::: overture - musical introduction to a long musical piece; first offer or proposal (to begin talks in the hope of reaching an agreement); Ex. overtures for peace
::: disembark - debark; go ashore (from a ship); unload cargo from a ship; CF. embark
::: delirium - mental disorder marked by confusion; uncontrolled excitement; ADJ. delirious
::: sepulcher - tomb; V: place in a sepulcher; ADJ. sepulchral
::: cognitive - having to do with knowing or perceiving related to the mental processes; N. cognition: the mental process of knowing
::: excise - cut away; cut out; N: government tax on good produced and used inside a country; N. excision
::: quicksilver - mercury
::: crone - hag; ugly old woman
::: 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