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galvanic - of the production of electricity by the action of an acid on a metal; having the effect of an electric shock; Ex. galvanic cell; galvanic effect; CF. Luigi Galvani
creep - move with body close to the ground; move stealthily or slowly; N.
hallowed - blessed; consecrated; Ex. hallowed ground; V. hallow: set apart as holy
despot - tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; CF. despotism
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
marsupial - one of a family of mammals that nurse their offspring in a pouch(pocket of skin or leather); CF. kangaroo, opossum, wombat
incoherent - unintelligible; muddled; unable to express one's thoughts in an orderly manner; illogical; lacking cohesion; not coherent
convivial - pleasantly merry; festive; joyous; gay; characterized by joviality; jovial
animadversion - critical remark; V. animadvert: comment critically with disapproval
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble