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quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
bauble - trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
genealogy - record of descent; lineage; ancestry; study of ancestry
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
blatant - extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
stumble - trip and almost fall; proceed unsteadily; act falteringly; N.
presage - foretell; be a warning or sign of; N: presentiment; foreboding; omen
emend - correct (usually a text); N. emendation: correction of errors; improvement
malcontent - person dissatisfied with existing state of affairs; discontented person; ADJ: discontented
percussion - striking one object against another sharply; Ex. percussion instrument; N: striking together of two bodies; sound caused by percussion