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forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
backslide - revert (to bad habits); N. reverter
suborn - persuade to act unlawfully (especially to commit perjury); N. subornation
incarnate - endowed with flesh; invested with bodily form; personified; Ex. devil incarnate; V: give bodily form to; embody
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
wastrel - waster; profligate
caulk - (calk) make watertight (by blocking up cracks as in a ship)
sunder - separate; part; CF. asunder
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety