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respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
prattle - talk idly; babble; N. CF. prate
winnow - sift; separate the chaff from grain by blowing; separate good parts from bad; CF. wind
nauseous - causing nausea; feeling nausea
irate - angry; CF. ire: anger; wrath
intrude - put or force in without being asked; trespass; enter as an uninvited person; Ex. intrude one's own opinion into the report; CF. thrust in
sensitization - process of being made sensitive or acutely responsive to an external agent or substance; V. sensitize: make or become sensitive
surmise - guess; N.
febrile - feverish
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