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::: slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
::: lineage - descent; ancestry
::: speck - small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye
::: commemorative - remembering; honoring the memory of; Ex. commemorative stamp
::: squander - waste; spend foolishly
::: astute - wise; shrewd; keen; seeing quickly something that is to one's advantage
::: 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
::: volition - act of using one's will; act of making a conscious choice; Ex. She selected this dress of her own volition.
::: conclusive - decisive; ending all debate
::: shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.