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pedantic - bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
antiseptic - substance that prevents infection in a wound; ADJ.
prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
shunt - move (a railway train) from one track to another; turn aside; divert; sidetrack; Ex. shunt traffic around an accident; N.
naivet - \'e(naivety) quality of being unsophisticated; simplicity; artlessness; gullibility; ADJ. naive(na\"ive): ingenuous; lacking worldliness; simple; credulous
venturesome - (of a person) bold; adventurous; daring; (of an action) risky
duress - forcible restraint, especially unlawfully; coercion by threat; illegal coercion; Ex. a promise made under duress
rudimentary - elementary; not developed; crude; N. rudiment: fundamental element or principle; Ex. rudiments of the language
incendiary - arsonist; ADJ: causing fire; of arson; Ex. incendiary bomb