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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.
ovoid - egg-shaped; CF. ovum; CF. ovulate
debilitate - weaken (esp. through heat, hunger, illness); enfeeble
omnipresent - universally present; ubiquitous
misadventure - mischance; ill luck; Ex. death by misadventure
upbraid - reprimand; severely scold
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
scurrilous - abusive; obscene; indecent; Ex. scurrilous remark
hypocritical - pretending to be virtuous; deceiving; N. hypocrisy: profession of beliefs one does not possess; CF. hypocrite
unwarranted - unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved