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wreak - inflict; Ex. wreak one's vengeance on
apparent - evident; easily seen or understood; appearing as such; Ex. apparent improvement
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
extol - praise very highly; glorify
nondescript - undistinctive; ordinary; ordinary-looking; Ex. nondescript fellow in a crowd
rivulet - small stream; CF. rill < rivulet < river
infidel - unbeliever (with respect to a particular religion)
incapacitate - disable; N. incapacity: lack of capacity
crotchety - (of someone old) eccentric; odd; whimsical; bad-tempered; N. crotchet: odd or whimsical notion
precarious - unsafe; lacking in stability; uncertain; risky; Ex. precarious living