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xenophobia - fear or hatred of foreigners; N. xenophobe
aromatic - fragrant; having a sweet smell; N. aroma: strong pleasant smell
deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
infirmity - weakness
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
pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop
emollient - soothing or softening remedy (for the skin); ADJ.
propinquity - nearness (in space or relationship); proximity; kinship
arroyo - gully; narrow channel formed by rainwater
forge - counterfeit; reproduce fraudulently; form by heating in a forge and hammering into shape; move with a sudden increase of speed or power; Ex. forged ahead in the last two years; N: furnace where metals are heated