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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
dissipate - squander; waste foolishly; scatter
bombast - grandiloquent, pompous speech
canker - any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
illuminate - brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
boor - rude, insensitive person
vogue - popular fashion; Ex. Jeans became the vogue.
culpable - deserving blame; blameworthy
vicar - parish priest; representative
calligraphy - beautiful writing; excellent penmanship