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bombardment - attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
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
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism
dally - trifle with; toy with; treat without the necessary seriousness; procrastinate; waste time
gouge - tear out; cut out (as if with a gouge); Ex. gouge his eyes out; N: chisel for cutting out hollow areas in wood
insinuate - hint; imply; suggest indirectly; creep in; introduce or insert (oneself) by artful means; Ex. insinuate himself into the boss's favor; CF. ingratiate
annuity - yearly allowance
judicious - sound on judgment; wise
inebriate - make drunk; intoxicate; N. intoxicated person
incognito - with identity concealed; using an assumed name; ADJ.