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::: 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
::: provision - act of providing; something provided; preparatory measure; provisions: necessary supplies (esp. food); stipulation; condition in an agreement; Ex. According to the provisions of the agreement
::: seasonable - occurring at the proper time or season; opportune; Ex. seasonable intervention in the dispute
::: humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
::: odium - detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
::: rapport - close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
::: niggle - spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
::: opportunist - individual who sacrifices principles for expediency by taking advantage of circumstances; N. opportunism
::: musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
::: perennial - something long-lasting; perennial plant; ADJ: lasting through the year or many years; lasting for a long time; enduring