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avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
document - provide written evidence (for a claim); record with documents; N.
potentate - monarch; sovereign
crave - desire; want intensely
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
subliminal - below the threshold of conscious perception; Ex. subliminal advertisement
earmark - set aside (money or time) for a particular purpose
tarnish - make or become dull or discolored; N.
contusion - bruise
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