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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.
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
distort - twist out of shape; give a false account of; misrepresent; N. distortion
enact - make (a bill) into law
vigilant - watchful; on the alert; watchfully awake; alert to spot danger; N. vigilance
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
rubble - fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)
bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
disjointed - disconnected; lacking coherence; V. disjoint: disconnect; disjoin
peroration - conclusion of an oration; perorating; V. perorate: conclude a speech; speak at great length