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askance - with a sideways or indirect look (with disapproval or distruct); Ex. look askance at
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
douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
parable - short simple story teaching a moral
corpus - collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse
unassuaged - unsatisfied; not soothed
juridical - of the law and its administration; CF. judicial: of courts of law; CF. judiciary
punctilious - minutely attentive (perhaps too much so) to fine points; stressing niceties of conduct or form; N. punctilio, punctiliousness: careful attention payed to every small exact detail
address - direct a speech to; speak to; deal with or discuss; direct one's efforts or attention to; make with a destination; N: formal speech
actuarial - calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics