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kleptomaniac - person who has a compulsive desire to steal
pathological - pertaining to disease; N. pathology: study of disease
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
imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
candor - frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
prosperity - good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
fancy - imagination (of a whimsical or fantastic nature); capricious liking; V: imagine; be fond of; ADJ. decorative; elaborate