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::: levee - earthen or stone embankment to prevent flooding; CF. raise
::: insurgent - rebellious; N.
::: geriatrics - medical treatment and care of old age
::: laggard - slow; sluggish; N: one who lags; straggler
::: rampart - defensive mound of earth
::: avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
::: cynosure - object of general attention; person or thing that is a center of attention; CF. Ursa Minor
::: seasonable - occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
::: surrogate - substitute; person or thing used in place of another; Ex. surrogate mother; ADJ.
::: slacken - slow up; loosen; make or become slack