Power Plus Book One Lesson One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, and Eight

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Licentious

Morally unrestrained

Numismatist

A coin collector

Paucity

A scarcity; lack

Fatalistic

Believing that all events in life are inevitable and determined by fate

Obtrude

To force oneself into a situation uninvited

Pensive

Dreamily thoughtful

Lackadaisical

Uninterested; listless

Alienate

To turn away feelings or affections

Elated

In high spirits; Exultantly proud and joyful

Epigram

A witty saying expressing a single thought or observation

Amalgamate

To combine

Demented

Mentally ill; Insane

Hone

To sharpen

Beleaguer

To besiege by encircling ( as with an army); to harass

Gorge

to eat or swallow greedily

Antiquated

no longer used or useful; very old

Opiate

A narcotic used to cause sleep or bring relief from pain

Caricature

an exaggerated portrayal of one's features

Dally

To waste time; To dawdle

Felonious

Pertaining to or constituting a major crime

Edifice

Alarge, elaborate structure; An imposing building

Ambidextrous

Equally skillful with either hand

Belated

Delayed

Animate

To give life or motion to

Knead

To work dough or clay into a uniform mixture

Chauvinist

one having a fanatical devotion to a country, gendor, or religion, with contempt for other countries, the opposite sex or other beliefs

Egalitarian

Promoting equal rights for all people

Berserk

In a state of violent or destructive rage

Ostentatious

Marked by a conspicuous, showy, or pretentious display

Delude

To mislead

Elude

To escape notice; To get away from

Fallow

Inactive; Unproductive

Blight

Anything that destroys, prevents growth, or causes devaluation

Obsequy

A funeral rite or ceremony.

Denizen

An inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place

Fealty

The loyalty that citizens owe to their country

Entice

To attract, tempt

Gratify

To please

Laggard

A slow person, especially one who falls behind

Gambit

Maneuver or action used to gain an advantage

Jaded

Worn out; Dulled, as from overindulgence

Gist

The main point

Advocate

To recommend; To speak in favor of

Efface

To wipe out; To keep oneself from being noticed

Charisma

Personal appeal or attraction; Magnetism

Ogre

A brute; A large monster; A frightful giant

Mesmerize

To hypnotize

Entity

Anything having existence, either physical or mystical

Bandy

To exchange words; To discuss casually

Dastardly

Cowardly and treacherous

Nepotism

Favoritism shown to relatives or close friends by those in power (as by giving them jobs)

Begrudge

To resent another's success; To envy

Mandarin

A member of an elite intellectual or cultural group

Glutinous

Gluey; Sticky

Enmity

A state of deep-seated ill-will

Declaim

To speak in a dramatic, impassioned, or blustering manner

Imbue

To inspire or influence; To saturate

Gaff

A pole with a large hook on one end

Quaff

To drink in large quantities; To gulp

Bibliophile

A book lover

Gird

To prepare for an event or an action

Daunt

To overcome with fear, intimidate; to dishearten, discourage

Flux

In constant change

Hovel

A wretched living place; an open shed

Cadaverous

Pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

Gothic

Of the middle ages; of or relating to a mysterious, grotesque, and desolate style of fiction

Penury

Extreme poverty

Egress

An exit; a means of going out

Felicity

Happiness; bliss

Despot

A dictator with absolute power

Beget

To produce; to make happen

Educe

To draw or bring out

Glean

To gather bit by bit

Chafe

To wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction

Effrontery

Shameless boldness

Imbibe

To drink (especially alcohol)

Feign

To pretend

Desist

To stop; discontinue

Allude

To hint at, to refer to indirectly

Elite

The choice members or best of a group

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