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avert - prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought); Ex. An accident was averted by his quick thinking; Ex. She averted her eyes from the terrible sight.
aboriginal - being the first of its kind in a region; primitive; native; indigenous; N. aborigine
nicety - precision; accuracy; minute distinction or difference; Ex. to a nicety: exactly; precisely; Ex. distinguish between niceties
deluge - flood; rush; V.
complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
taper - very thin candle; gradual decrease in the width of a long object; V. make or become gradually narrower toward one end
glare - shine intensely and blindingly; stare fixedly and angrily; N.
valid - logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
sybarite - lover of luxury; person devoted to pleasure and luxury; CF. Sybaris: an ancient Greek city in Italy
sacrosanct - invioably sacred; most sacred; inviolable