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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
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
platitude - trite remark; commonplace statement; ADJ. platitudinous
buxom - full-bosomed; plump; jolly
conventional - ordinary; typical; not nuclear; Ex. conventional weapons
barefaced - shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
ventilate - admit fresh air into to replace stale air
emancipate - set free; liberate
lumber - move heavily or clumsily; Ex. The bear lumbered through the woods; N: timber