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residue - remainder; balance
prevaricate - lie; hide the truth (by equivocating)
libel - defamatory written statement; act of writing something that smears a person's character; V. ADJ. libelous
authoritative - having the weight of authority; regarded as providing knowledge that can be trusted; reliable; peremptory and dictatorial; Ex. authoritative dictionary/manner; CF. definitive
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
consternation - great shock; dismay
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
ramify - branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
retrieve - recover; put right; find and bring in; regain; Ex. retrieve the situation
adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant