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charm - quality of pleasing; amulet; action or formula thought to have magical power; spell; V: attract; cast a spell on; bewitch
inconsequential - insignificant; unimportant
sallow - (of the skin) yellowish and unhealthy-looking; sickly in color; Ex. sallow complexion due to jaundice
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
wince - move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.
constituency - voters represented by an elected official; district so represented; group of supporters (or constituents)
detached - emotionally removed; free from emotional involvement; calm and objective; physically separate; N. detachment; CF. attachment
eerie - weird; causing fear because strange
defoliate - destroy leaves; deprive of leaves (by the use of chemicals); N. defoliant
masquerade - wear a mask or disguise; pretend; N: costume party or ball at which masks are worn; pretense; disguise