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::: dehydrate - remove water from; dry out
::: repartee - quick clever reply
::: vapid - lacking liveliness; dull and unimaginative; insipid and flavorless; Ex. vapid lecture
::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: fluke - unlikely occurrence; stroke of fortune; accidental stroke of good luck; ADJ. fluky
::: sophistry - seemingly plausible but fallacious reasoning; sophism
::: harping - tiresome dwelling on a subject; V. harp: dwell on(think or speak a lot about) tediously
::: maladroit - clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
::: 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
::: unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at