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auspicious - favoring success; giving signs of future success; Cf. auspices
exceptionable - objectionable; likely to cause dislike; offensive; CF. unexceptionable: entirely acceptable
crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
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
pensive - dreamily or deeply thoughtful; sadly thoughtful; thoughtful with a hint of sadness; contemplative; CF. think over
edify - instruct; correct morally
quizzical - curious; suggesting puzzlement (without saying); questioning; teasing; mocking; bantering; Ex. quizzical glance
guise - outward appearance; costume; Ex. in a new guise
miscellaneous - made up of a variety of parts
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