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Word: distrait

Definition: absentminded; distracted


More Vocab Words

::: crossbreed - hybridize; N: hybrid; CF. interbreed; CF. inbreed
::: carefree - free from worries; having no problems
::: disburse - pay out (as from a fund); N. disbursement; CF. purse
::: venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
::: caprice - whim; sudden change of mind without any real cause
::: jettison - throw overboard (from a ship or plane)
::: salutary - tending to improve; beneficial; wholesome; Ex. The punishment had a salutary effect on the boy; CF. health
::: 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
::: sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
::: quiver - tremble; shake; N.