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Word: preclude

Definition: make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate

Sentences Containing 'preclude'

``This communication,''continued the procureur, in that cold and decisive tone which seemed at once to preclude all discussion,``will, we are sure, meet with your approbation.''
But that it might not appear to preclude altogether the common people of one' parish from ever establishing themselves with security in another, it appointed four other ways by which a settlement might be gained without any notice delivered or published.

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::: deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
::: 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.
::: repel - drive away; disgust; Ex. repel the attack/moisture; Ex. repelled by the dirty room; CF. repulsion
::: prowess - extraordinary ability; military bravery; Ex. prowess in battle
::: jocular - said or done in jest or playfully; marked by joking
::: ramify - branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
::: taint - contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch
::: subsume - include (as a member of a group); encompass