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efface - rub out; remove the surface of
awful - terrible; very bad
deadlock - standstill resulting from the opposition of two unrelenting forces; stalemate
exude - flow out slowly; discharge (gradually); give forth; N. exudation
abide - dwell; abide by: comply with; put up with; tolerate; Ex. abide by the rules; Ex. I can't abide rude people.
loom - appear or take shape (usually in an enlarged, indistinct, or distorted form); Ex. The shadow of the gallows loomed threateningly. N: apparatus for making thread into cloth
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
enigma - puzzle; mystery; ADJ. enigmatic: obscure; puzzling
gentry - people of standing(rank or position); people of good family or high social position; class of people just below nobility
scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull