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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
irksome - annoying; tedious; V. irk: annoy
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.
deciduous - falling off at a specific season or stage of growth as of leaves; Ex. deciduous tree/teeth
betoken - signify; indicate; be a sign of
jaunt - trip; short journey
swipe - hit with a sweeping motion; N.
cuisine - style of cooking; Ex. French cuisine
astigmatism - eye defect which prevents proper focus; OP. stigmatism
unscathed - unharmed; Ex. escape the accident unscathed