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comestible - something fit to be eaten
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
acclimate - adjust to climate or environment; adapt
menagerie - collection of wild animals on exhibition; zoo
affidavit - written statement made under oath (for use as proof in a court of law)
assay - analyze (to discover what materials are present); evaluate (soil or ore)
headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
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
miasma - swamp gas; heavy vaporous atmosphere often emanating from decaying matter; pervasive corrupting influence; noxious atmosphere or influence
plane - carpenter's tool for smoothing and leveling wood; V. CF. flat