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wistful - sadly thoughtful (because of desires or memories); sadly pensive; vaguely longing
severity - harshness; intensity; sternness; austerity; ADJ. severe: harsh; strict; extremely violent or intense
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
remiss - negligent; careless about a duty
opaque - dark; not transparent; N. opacity
rankle - irritate; fester; annoy
palatable - agreeable; pleasing to the taste
ostracize - banish from a group; exclude from public favor; ban; Ex. His friends ostracized him. N. ostracism
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
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