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machinations - evil schemes or plots; schemes or plots to achieve an evil end; V. machinate
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
exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
carafe - glass water bottle; decanter
analgesic - causing insensitivity to pain; N.
forgo - (forego) give up; do without
offhand - casual; done without prior thought or preparation
fugitive - fleeting or transitory; lasting only a short time; roving(wandering); running away or fleeing as from the law; N: one who flees; Ex. fugitives at large
jubilation - rejoicing; great joy
fractious - unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse