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rapport - close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
abdicate - renounce; give up (position, right, or responsibility)
incidence - rate of occurrence; particular occurrence; Ex. high incidence of infant mortality
spatula - broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
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
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
polygamist - one who has more than one spouse at a time; CF. bigamy; CF. polyandry
eccentricity - oddity; idiosyncrasy
compartment - one of the parts into which an enclosed space is divided