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Word: preempt

Definition: 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

More Vocab Words

::: stout - rather fat; strong in body; sturdy; resolute; determined; strong in determination; Ex. stout stick/supporter
::: deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
::: irrepressible - unable to be restrained or held back; impossible to hold back
::: demerit - fault; bad quality
::: simile - comparison of one thing with another, using the word like or as
::: satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
::: perigee - point of moon's orbit when it is nearest the earth; CF. apogee
::: dissection - analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
::: marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
::: transparent - permitting light to pass through freely; easily detected; obvious; clear; Ex. transparent lie