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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
libertine - debauched person; dissolute or licentious person; rou\'e; CF. free
passive - not active; acted upon; receiving an action without acting in return; accepting without resistance
nomenclature - terminology(system of specialized words); system of names or naming things
concordat - formal agreement
impermeable - impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impossible to permeate
menace - threat; V: threaten
lucrative - profitable; producing wealth
plebiscite - direct vote by the entire electorate (on an important issue)
metrical - metric; written in the form of poetry; Ex. metrical translation of Homer