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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
gorge - narrow canyon; steep rocky cleft; ravine (made by a stream which runs through it)
compilation - listing of information in tabular or book form; compiling
balmy - soft and mild (of air); fragrant
latent - present but not yet noticeable or active; dormant; hidden; N. latency; CF. potential
pliable - flexible; easily influenced; yielding; adaptable
chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
felicity - happiness; appropriateness (of a remark, choice, etc.); quality of being felicitous
surpass - exceed
stampede - sudden frenzied rush (of panic-stricken animals or people); V: participate in or cause stampede; Ex. stampede before the price rises