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ravel - fall apart into tangles; entangle; unravel or untwist
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
recite - repeat aloud (something learned); describe; Ex. recite his complaints; N. recitation
vigor - active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
atrocity - brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious
lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
fracas - brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
calculated - deliberately planned; likely
sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
chasten - discipline; punish in order to correct; CF. castigate