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dislodge - remove (forcibly); force out of a position; Ex. dislodge the food caught in his throat; CF. lodge
saboteur - one who commits sabotage; destroyer of property; N. sabotage: destruction of property (usually carried out secretly)
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
nemesis - someone seeking revenge; source of downfall or ruin; CF. Nemesis
obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
inveigh - denounce; utter censure or invective; Ex. inveigh against the evils of drink
minuscule - (miniscule) extremely small
hysteria - excessive or uncontrollable excitement; N. hysteric: person suffering from hysteria; CF. hysterics: attack of hysteria
privation - lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life; hardship; want; CF. deprive
gullible - easily deceived