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skimp - provide or use scantily; live very economically; Ex. skimp on necessities; ADJ. skimpy: inadequate in amount; scanty; stingy; niggardly
overbearing - bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
unkempt - disheveled; uncared for in appearance; not combed; CF. comb
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
sage - person celebrated for wisdom; wise person; ADJ: wise
infest - inhabit in numbers large enough to be harmful; Ex. Mice infested the house; Ex. shark-infested waters
callous - hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
conveyance - vehicle; transfer; act of conveying; Ex. public conveyance
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
depredation - plundering; destruction