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malediction - curse
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
finicky - too particular; fussy; difficult to please; too concerned with unimportant details or quality; Ex. finicky about her food
servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
unexceptionable - entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
alimony - payments made regularly to an ex-spouse after divorce
ghastly - horrible; terrifying; resembling ghosts; CF. aghast
controvert - oppose with arguments; attempt to refute; contradict; ADJ. controversial; N. controversy
constituent - supporter; voter; member of a constituency; component
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