WW 17

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autocratic

exercising sole or complete control, dictatorial; one who exercises total control; a domineering person; absolute rule by a single person

caustic

capable of destroying tissue by chemical action; corrosive; Very sarcastic, sharp or biting.

debilitate

to impair the strength of; to enfeeble

duplicitous

marked by deception; deceit in speech or actions; deliberate deception

emissary

a representative sent on a special errand

felicitous

happily suited to an occasion or situation, appropriate and graceful. Marked by happiness or good fortune; pleasant; charming.

forthright

direct; straightforward; frank

impecunious

being habitually without money; poor

jaundiced

of an unhealthy yellow appearance. Affected by jealousy, resentment, or hostility.

mercenary

serving merely for money or gain; greedy. A soldier who fights for whoever pays him.

notorious

well known for a particular quality or trait, often an unfavorable one

oust

to eject from a position or place; to drive out of use. Dismissal from a position

parsimonious

excessively sparing or frugal; penurious.

pejorative

having negative or unpleasant associations, belittling.

precept

a general principle or rule of action

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