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preclude - make impossible; prevent; exclude; eliminate
rustle - make slight sounds like silk moving or being rubbed together
stint - set limits in amount or number; be thrifty; ADJ. stinting, unstinting; CF. stint:savings
serendipity - gift for finding valuable things by accident; accidental good fortune or luck; CF. The Three Princes of Serendip
rote - repetition; memorization through repetition without understanding; Ex. learn poetry by rote
retract - withdraw; take back; draw back; Ex. retract a statement/an offer/claws; N. retraction; CF. retractile
zest - outer skin of an orange used for giving a special taste to food; spice; interest; flavor; spirited enjoyment; Ex. add a certain zest to the affair; Ex. zest for life
initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
trickster - person who cheats people
bevy - large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets