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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
behemoth - huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
rebuke - scold harshly; criticize severely
indigenous - native; Ex. plant indigenous to the New World
fodder - coarse food for cattle, horses, etc.; feed for livestock; CF. food
demagogue - person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people; CF. demagoguery
canard - unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
polarize - split into opposite extremes or camps
grunt - utter a deep guttural sound (as a pig does); N.
revelry - boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration