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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.
default - failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.
preeminent - outstanding; superior
vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
amalgamate - (of societies or groups) combine; unite in one body
ethnology - study of humankind; study of the different races of human beings; CF. anthropology
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
dabble - work at in a nonserious fashion; splash around; move noisily in a liquid
culprit - one guilty of a crime
insensible - unconscious; unresponsive; insensitive; unaware; imperceptible; Ex. insensible of his danger/to pain; Ex. insensible change; CF. not the opposite of sensible