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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.
pending - not yet decided or settled; impending; Ex. pending decision; PREP. while awaiting; until; Ex. delay the decision pending his return
graduate - arrange into categories or grades; divide into marked intervals (for use in measurement); Ex. graduated ruler
disdain - treat with scorn or contempt
concoct - prepare by mixing or combining; make up in concert; devise (something false) so as to deceive; Ex. concoct an elaborate excuse for being late; N. concoction
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
convoke - call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
dispassionate - calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
careen - lurch; sway from side to side; move with irregular swinging movement; stagger
woeful - sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions