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::: wring - twist (to extract liquid); extract by twisting; wrench painfully (necks or hands)
::: ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
::: procurement - obtaining; V. procure: obtain by effort; obtain (a prostitute) for another
::: execrable - very bad; detestable
::: apparition - ghost; phantom
::: disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
::: vainglorious - boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
::: squeamish - easily shocked or sickened by unpleasant things; fastidious; Ex. A nurse should not be squeamish.
::: dregs - sediment in a liquid; lees; worthless residue
::: 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