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::: scintillate - sparkle; flash; be animated; be full of life; Ex. scintillating conversation
::: wrest - obtain by pulling violently; pull away; take by violence; Ex. wrest victory from their grasp
::: metaphor - implied comparison; CF. simile
::: asteroid - small planet
::: reprimand - reprove severely; rebuke; N.
::: exhume - dig out of the ground; remove from a grave
::: slew - large quantity or number; Ex. slew of errands left
::: haven - place of safety; refuge; harbor; Ex. tax haven
::: 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
::: opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous