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steep - soak; saturate; Ex. steep the fabric in the dye bath; ADJ: precipitous
sojourn - temporary stay; V: stay for a time
sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
abusive - coarsely insulting; physically harmful
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
provocative - arousing anger or sexual interest; annoying; Ex. provocative in tight jeans; V. provoke: incite to anger; cause (an unpleasant action or feeling); N. provocation
anthropomorphic - having human form or characteristics
humor - indulge; comply with the wishes of; N. quality that makes something amusing; state of mind; mood; Ex. in a bad humor; Ex. out of humor
vantage - position giving an advantage (such as a strategic point); CF. vantagepoint
manipulate - operate with one's hands; control or play upon (people, forces, etc.) artfully; maneuver; Ex. how to manipulate publicity and men; ADJ. manipulative