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qualify - reach a necessary standard; limit the meaning of something stated
irascible - irritable; easily angered
avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
fathom - comprehend; investigate; determine the depth of; N. unit of measurement for the depth of water
infallible - unerring; never making mistakes
preponderance - superiority of power, quantity, etc.; V. preponderate: be greater in power, weight, or importance; ADJ. preponderant
impale - pierce (with a sharp point); Ex. impaled by the spear
temperament - characteristic frame of mind; disposition; emotional excess; ADJ. temperamental: of temperament; having frequent changes of temper; Ex. temperamental dislike of sports; Ex. temperamental actress
foray - raid; sudden raid or military advance; V.
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis