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tutelary - protective; pertaining to a guardianship; Ex. tutelary deities
distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
skittish - inconstant; capricious; frivolous; not serious; Ex. charming but skittish young woman; CF. skit
imbibe - drink in
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
emasculate - weaken; castrate