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preen - make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune
inequity - unfairness; ADJ. inequitable
deploy - spread out (troops) in an extended though shallow battle line; distribute (persons or forces) systematically or strategically
pyromaniac - person with an insane desire to set things on fire
dazzle - make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
laceration - torn ragged wound; V. lacerate: tear (the skin as with broken glass); wound
phlegmatic - calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
abysmal - bottomless
arbitrate - act as judge (at the request of both sides)
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care