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intervene - come between; interfere; Ex. intervened to prevent a fight; N. intervention
embrace - hug; clasp with the arms; adopt or espouse; accept readily; encircle; include; Ex. embrace the cause/socialism; Ex. all-embracing; CF. brace; CF. bracelet
indigent - poor; destitute
crest - top (as of a hill or wave); showy feathers on the head of a bird
commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
feint - trick; shift; sham blow; feigned attack to draw away defensive action; V.
fleet - fast; rapid; N. ADJ. fleeting: passing quickly; ephemeral
dilapidated - falling to pieces; in a bad condition; ruined because of neglect; Ex. dilapidated old car/castle; N. dilapidation
catharsis - purging or cleansing of any passage of the body; purging and weakening of strong emotions as a result of experiencing a dramatic work of art