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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.
levity - lack of seriousness or steadiness; frivolity; lightness of manner
rationalize - make rational; devise false reasons for (one's behavior); offer an excuse; give a plausible reason for an action in place of a true, less admirable ones; N. rationalization
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
concurrent - happening at the same time; in agreement
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
gallows - framework from which a noose is suspended (used for execution by hanging)
cursory - casual; hastily done with little attention to detail
foresight - ability to foresee future happenings; prudence in providing for the future
scanty - meager; insufficient