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::: amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
::: shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
::: raucous - (of voice) harsh and unpleasant; (of people) disorderly and boisterous; Ex. raucous shouts
::: static - having no motion; unchanging; lacking development; N. stasis: stable state
::: effulgent - shining brightly; brilliant
::: disfigure - mar the appearance of; spoil
::: forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
::: 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
::: noxious - harmful; CF. obnoxious
::: meteoric - like a meteor; swift; momentarily brilliant; Ex. meteoric rise to fame; N. meteor